CULTURE OF CONGESTION is a project that aims to expose how cities have become the ever-changing-landscape, a laboratory for the metropolitan way of living. This constant mutation in the Metropolitan culture can be seen throughout the big cities of the world. As a result, this may be perceived as “a collection of architectural states, all potentially at war with each other.” (Koolhaas, 1978) Covid-19 has tilted the conversation and presents a certain urgency to debate the future of cities: an ecological and global crisis placing architecture at the core of the issue.  The project offers a statement of how “Culture of Congestion” is shaping cities to become “cities within cities”. (Ibid, 1978) The photomontage becomes a visual manifesto, a narrative that tries to interpret the “otherwise incomprehensible Metropolis.” (Ibid, 1978)

Koolhaas, Rem. Delirious New York: a Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan. 1987.

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