Jordi Guijarro is an architect from Alicante (Spain) with a keen focus on the topics of the energy paradigm shift and the mythologies of acceleration. He works at the intersection of architecture, sustainability, and speculative fiction, exploring innovative ways to address the challenges posed by the evolving energy landscape. Recently, Jordi collaborated with Grandeza Studio on the Pilbara Interregnum project for the Venice Biennale of 2023.
Capitalism is fueled by the lives of machines at the expense of the death of everything that is alive.
In order to keep our desirable lifestyles we need to perform a global show of extractive and prophylactic technologies. Projects for energy transition also depend on extractive processes to generate and store the energy that supports our ways of life. Thus, it seems impossible to avoid a conflict between the interests of extractivism and the protection of the biosphere, but can we think the intersection of both as a negotiating and testing ground for political transformations?
This project does not aim to an immediate solution to the problem, but rather, it tries to imagine political scenarios in which the terms humanity, machine, and nature blur their boundaries. How can we turn the hyper-tecnification of the world into a diversification of life forms?
Let's connect metal, soil and flesh in a transforming postnatural land.
Let's care for the machines as they take care of us!
Let's care for Gaia as she takes care of us!
The origins of Gaia Cyborg's themes and interests can be traced back to my master's thesis (Antigona Acelerada) and my collaboration with Grandeza Studio on the Pilbara Interregnum project for the Venice Biennale of 2023. The discourse has evolved through the creation of images and models, with the intention of shaping a film that delves into the collision of extractivist and conservationist imaginaries.