Listening Practice is an architectural design and research club founded by Karita Rytivaara and Kaisa Karvinen, which examines the architectural field and challenges its conventions by using social and patient methods. We should demolish and deconstruct our thinking, not our buildings.
We are currently interested in the demolition culture of modern buildings. We focus on the formal role of the concrete frame in 1960s and 1970s architecture. Buildings of that time suffer from a lack of empathy. The concrete frame of a modern building serves as a guideline for the anatomy of the building. Transparency and open spatialities were key aims of the modern era. Can we find something under the skin? Are we losing something we don’t understand by demolishing?