Subverting - Unmaking Architecture
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- Architecture is always playing in the favour of the elites, the rich and powerful, as a stabilising cultural force. Hence it seems nearly impossible to imagine its relationship to subversion beyond critique, avant-gardist gestures of rebellion, and stylistic change (aka: 'disruptive innovation'). Yet this is exactly what this issue of Dialectic asked authors to imagine, explore, perform, draw out, and sometimes steal
Full DescriptionThe VIII issue of Dialectic asks the reader to imagine possible ways to subvert architecture. Or to employ architecture as means of subversion. In this issue seven articles from international authors and two guiding editorials invite the reader to reflect upon the various ways of how architecture, normally conceived of as expression of power and elites, undermines and undoes exactly this taken-for-granted affirmatively. Divided in three sections the articles in the first part explore lessons from scholarship and design from the 'field school' in Milwaukee, from social housing in Brussels, and from informal open-air bazars in Ukraine. Section two critiques instrumentalised architectural knowledge, such as sustainability and the medium of drawing, particularly from an indigenous perspective. Finally, section three wrestles with fundamental concepts of the architectural discipline, with the male, normalised, de-sexualised body and architecture's relationship with the ground being two of the most fundamental ones.
- ORO Editions
- 18th Jun 2021
- Paperback / softback
- 279 mm x 216 mm
- 100 Pages
- 80 color