Aesthetics between provocation and production: Counter-projects

I. Doucet

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    In Brussels of the mid 1970s ‘counter-projects’ produced by students of La Cambre became a tool of resistance that resonated with the activism of the Atelier de Recherche et d’Action Urbaines (ARAU) and the Archives d’Architecture Moderne (AAM). These drawing-manifestoes simultaneously criticised existing proposals for urban development and offered alternatives. Isabelle Doucet revisits the less-known ‘first’ genera­tion of counter-projects and illumi­nates how these architectural ‘reac­tions’, while similar in method and aim, can differed greatly as projective gestures. They functioned as test-grounds for aesthetic articulation as much as for political provocation.
    Original languageMultiple languages
    Title of host publicationAction and Reaction in Architecture
    EditorsTom Avermaete, Christophe Van Gerrewey, Veronique Patteeuw
    PublisherNAi Publishers
    ISBN (Print)97-8946-290-83103
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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    NameOASE: Journal for Architecture

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