Jean Nouvel: “Living well is essential”

Jean Nouvel: “Living well is essential”
Jean Nouvel: “Living well is essential”
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All the proposals that respond to this differentiation are positive today. Among them, Neom is a provocative example, and it is for this reason that it often arouses criticism despite a rich and clearly very different architectural casting. In any case, Neom will also be an essential testimony of an architectural era and, like any invention, it will receive worldwide criticism, both negative and positive. It will animate the always desirable debates on architecture and culture.

All the points of view collected for this issue of Domus they are messages for tomorrow, bottles thrown into the sea: try to understand them and make them useful for the future of humanity, which concerns our family, your country and our Earth. My contribution on the analysis of urban globalization consists in reactivating and revisiting the generous approach of Guy Debord and the Situationists, which possesses a relevance, a humanistic quality and an intelligence that we greatly need today.

On this basis, it is possible to invent a living and happy world. It is up to the young ecological generations to light the flame. I also remember the importance of concrete action and invention that overcome inhibitory shyness. Good feelings are good, ideas and actions that change the world even better.

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