European? Flag

The current European Union flag, designed in 1955 by Arsène Heitz, forms a paradigm of representation in all imaginable negative aspects: excluding the identity of conforming, an arbitrary background color, and above all the stars.
Personally I wanted to believe for many years that the stars were an ordinary copy of the U.S. flag, but intrigued by the static state of the image while countries joined "la grande nation" decided to find what represented such stars that did not grow. Terrible surprise to discover that Heitz put 12 gold stars justifying that the number twelve is traditionally the symbol of perfection, completeness and if that was not enough free traditionalism, I found: "Arsène Heitz was inspired by reading the introductory part 15 August, the feast of the Assumption of Mary: A great sign appeared in heaven, a woman lit by the sun, the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars."

If a person who hadn’t heard of the claims of the European Union asks what is currently and not including covenants, claims or intentions, we should say: a purely economic union.
The economy today is sell off items packaged together to increase profitability. That are not products, are codes.
Rem Koolhaas develops a proposed flag for Europe: a bar code of the articles containing one beside the other. It is merely a critique of economistic spirit of the EU.

In my opinion it’s an adaptive model to the social requirements of the union. The union grows, their flag grows. And I think that this proposal mainly lacks the arbitrariness of the current. It’s a barcode? Yes, but it’s really a linear evolution, layers are added to the preexisting, nothing to fear, opposite, is worth admiring a progression in time that reflects the quality of done.


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