is an itinerary survey along the 45N, on the inventiveness of everyday life, new hybrid vernaculars, and alternative city-making practices in Europe.
For too long, we have been creating top-down fixed structures to read our planet. trying to describe the world as a whole. We may now recognise the urgency of focussing on conviviality across scales and begins to develop new paradigms. In this proposal the forty-five-degrees will investigate Europe through a new real-fictional space, following an exemplary line: the 45N parallel.
Along this parallel exists urban rituals, new hybrid vernacular practices that addresses topic of climate justice, gender, biodiversity or solidarity, initiatives that mediate between individual ambitions and collective needs, creating a new understanding of the commons. To challenge the notion of the Europe of commodities vs Europe of necessities, center vs periphery. Forty-five-degrees will create an archive of practices aiming to unpack diverse and complex rituals across Europe establishing connections across contexts, space and relations.
We invite Architectuul’s readers to add places or initiatives along this line directly to the map. You can propose on the feed “local actors” so we could reach out for further contacts. It would be very helpful for our further research!