…Architecture people are also a visual crew, adopting, adapting, and commenting on the follies that scroll across our screens. We’ve long been using words, pictures, and the occasional GIF to communicate our collective enthusiasm for modernism, maximalist décor, parks in the air, in a moat, or in the river (anywhere but underground or in a shipping container).
Architecture Twitter has connected the Brutalists, the Infrastructuralists, and the Futurists across continents. Internet friendships have made my life as a critic much less lonely, and organizing for the defense much easier. Part of the joy has always been that of recognition: realizing others have similar mental Rolodexes, recalling that house or this project for reference. I love it when Twitter turns into a game of photo tag, jumping from Bjarke Ingels to Frei Otto to Buckminster Fuller. Or when, after posting a photo on Instagram, the image dredges up followers’ childhood memories, encounters with the architect, and more photos shared in turn. #Architecture Instagram may put a gloss on abandoned treasure, but it’s rarely selling anything beyond the ‘grammer’s eye and good taste, adding to the online parade of potential icons. With archemoji we can group these icons—a Duck here, a Decorated Shed there—for lifelong learning.
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