The generalized absence of bridges between disciplines, the petit internal politics, the clear categorization of teachers and learners, as well as the ‘punctualization’ of learning formed the base of this will to propose something different. Disciplines should be blurred, young thinkers should have access to platforms of expression and learning should be a continuous activity throughout life.
Archipelago does not have the illusory ambition to replace the university, but more simply, to constitute a free place for learning and questioning the politics of the designed environment that surrounds us all. Its medium allows anyone to listen to it in all kind of situations: while commuting, cooking, resting, working, or in whatever else situation you might think appropriate – says Léopold Lambert.
Léopold Lambert is a French architect living in New York. Is the writer and editor of The Funambulist, as well as the author of Weaponized Architecture: The Impossibility of Innocence (dpr-barcelona, 2012) and The Funambulist Pamphlets: Volumes 1-14 (Punctum Books, 2013-2014).