rage against the machine - bookforum.com / current issue: "Solutionism is a term Morozov borrowed from architecture and urban planning. It refers to the ideology that urges us to seek simple and often single solutions to complex problems. Within architecture, the idea refers to the tendency or desire to build grand structures like freeway overpasses or enormous towers in the middle of cities—monuments to what one can build, rather than well-designed approaches to the complexities of urban life.
It’s also intellectual bad faith. Morozov writes that “solutionism presumes rather than investigates the problems that it is trying to solve, reaching ‘for the answer before the questions have been fully asked.’”" 'via Blog this'