Submitted by Marco Casagrande

Casagrande opens up Ruin Academy in Taipei

Finland Architecture News - Aug 15, 2010 - 06:07   12055 views

The Ruin Academy is an experimental platform for knowledge building on the way towards the Third Generation City – the ruin of the industrial city. The Academy offers a public sphere for cross-disciplinary communication within the general field of built human environment, city. We don’t focus in the different disciplines of art and science. We focus on local knowledge, people and stories.


The Ruin Academy is an independent and free platform where the different student groups and other players can meet. The Academy is about knowledge building. It is a simultaneous construction site and a ruin. We don’t know what we will find but the first step is to break the box, ruin the city. What comes to the academic control, we will give up in order to let nature step into our ruin. There is no other discipline than nature.