2019-08-12 Brutalism

Why is brutalism popular in social media today? I found a German page quoting Raphael Dillhof saying that it’s bold, no-compromise, tough, often seen from below, a welcome counterpoint to artsy, technophile, designed-for-investors architecture. Authentic, primitive.

I wonder whether this new fascination for brutalism is not crypto-attraction to fascism: a contempt for the weak, no compassion of our mammal nature.



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