Architectural Collective Enunciation: A Question of Forming Relays

Radman, A. (Member), Kousoulas, S. (Member)

    Activity: Other


    The reign of ‘Starchitecture’ is over. Good riddance. It has been buried together with the so-called neoliberal era that has dominated economic, political and social systems until (the financial crisis of) 2008. Uncannily, this turn roughly coincided with the cataclysm of our old faculty building. We uphold the hypothesis that the contemporary trends in architecture have emerged as an alternative to the (st)architectural positions dominant since the turn of the century. To meet the ethical challenge of the Anthropocene the architect’s role needs to undergo a fundamental change from that of a synoptic visionary (a psychological subject whose private meanings and public expressions are crucial to understanding her work and its effects) to a more humble yet audacious clinical/critical cartographer of the material-discursive realm. The exhibition constitutes such cartography by relaying five texts to eight diagrams.
    Period2 Apr 201823 Apr 2018


    • Architecture Theory
    • Exhibition
    • Ethico-Aesthetics
    • New Materialism
    • Ecologies of Architecture