Stop Obeying! | Resistant Checklist by Lebbeus Woods

Resist whatever seems inevitable.

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Resist people who seem invincible.

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Resist any idea that contains the word algorithm.

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Resist the idea that architecture is a building.

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Resist the idea that architecture can save the world.

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Resist the hope that you’ll get that big job.

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Resist buying an automobile of any kind.

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Resist people who are satisfied.

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Resist getting big jobs.

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Resist taking the path of least resistance.

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Resist the growing conviction that They are right.

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Resist the idea that you need a client to make architecture.

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Resist people who tell you to resist.

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Resist writing what They wish you would write.

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Resist assuming that the locus of power is elsewhere.

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Resist any idea that equates architecture and ownership.

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Resist the thought that life is simple, after all.

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Excerpt taken from Lebbeus Woods, Resistance Checkpoint 

caption: “Neomechanical Tower (Upper) Chamber”

Thanks to Steven Holl and Domus for bringing up again Lebbeus’ ideas of architecture and resistance.


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