Architectures of Encounter, Attention and Care: Towards Responsible Worlding Action

Alberto Altes Arlandis

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    In what follows, I argue for the need to include responsibility and matters of care as primary dimensions of spatial practices in order to approach architectures of encounter, attention and care: perhaps the architectures of a constituent museum. Responsible practices need to contribute to increasing the sheer amount of care and love in/on the planet: non-cynical love and care are our tools, energies and intensities to resist cynicism and toxic irresponsibility.
    Combining what I call dwelling and performative perspectives, I try to think of ‘care’ as a doing, as a situated ethics and as a politics of architecture, to explore the fragile power of the anarchic share: an active listening, a generous gifting, an open encounter based on accepting that we are not a single beings, and carefully enduring the waiting of becoming-with others in/through an ‘amphibian’, constituting practice.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Constituent Museum
    Subtitle of host publicationConstellations Of Knowledge, Politics And Mediation. A Generator Of Social Change
    EditorsJohn Byrne, Charles Esche, Steven Thije Ten, Maria Lind
    Place of PublicationAmsterdam
    PublisherValiz / L'Internationale
    Number of pages11
    ISBN (Print)9789492095428
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2018


    • Architectures of Encounter
    • Love and Architecture
    • Delay and Care
    • Museum Studies
    • aesthetics of encounter


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