D'Oria / Archrypt

Archrypt The Time-capsule as a Design-driven Method

Authors: Mariacristina D'Oria, Gianluca Croce, Valentina Rodani

Supervisor: Giovanni Corbellini, Professor, Politecnico di Torino, Italy.

Research stage: Research project developed connecting our individual PhD research trajectories.

Category: Artefact

Affiliation: University of Trieste, Department of Engineering and Architecture


Welcome to End Times! While on the one hand, there is a debate on what strategies could be put in place to avert or postpone the advent of the catastrophe, on the other hand, there is the question of preserving the traces of a world that risks disappearing or being definitively compromised, with the aim of transmitting to posterity the signs of our existence as instruments of knowledge for the archaeologists of the future.

Is it possible to organize a repertoire of knowledge, theories, and projects so that this heritage constitutes not only a cultural archive but also a potential operational archive capable of offering our disciplinary relevance even in a remote and uncertain future?

Archrypt aims to be a critical-operational work on the need to transmit the memory of architecture through an architecture of memory. Archrypt refers to the ancestral dimension of architecture connected to its function of time capsule ante litteram.

Keywords: Apocalypse, time-capsule, archeology of the future