World-Making in L'Architecture d'Aujourd'hui

World-Making: The reactionary, backward-looking narrowing of possibilities in America during the last four years–amplified beyond reason by the pandemic–clarified an urgency to rethink another planetary future. And it is being nourished largely by architects and designers living and working in the US who originate from everywhere else around the globe, L'Architecture d'Aujourd'hui, July 2021.

"Like the friends in Boccaccio's Decameron who go off into the countryside to imagine another life as the Black Plague ravages 14th-century Florence, a certain number of architects in the United States greeted the waning of the 2016-2020 American White Nationalist fervor and the quarantines of 2020 with renewed vigor for imagining another world. Formulated in some cases as a process of world-making and in others as speculative story-telling and the narration of science-fiction futures, this movement in its broadest incarnation seeks nothing less than the reorganization of political and economic systems at a planetary scale."