Trabalho, receituário e alienação na arquitetura: apontamento críticos à pratica do arquiteto

Translated title of the contribution: Labor, prescription and alienation in architecture: critical notes on the architect's practice

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The present essay seeks to point out contemporary phenomena of decreasing autonomy by the alienation of everyday skills that, together with architectural drawing, promote the architects figure to that of an expert, thus immobilizing its practice in a heteronomous form. It aims the exposition, with the critiques of Ivan Illich and Sérgio Ferro, how the architect’s practice contributes to the alienation and exploitation of the construction worker’s labour in detriment of the body-skill dialectics, which would allow for a closer relation between individual and society. Opposing this alienation processes, both in consuming as in the production of architecture, with studies about technology and anthropology, I hope to argue in favour of a politics of transformation of architectures technology based on the relation between body, skills, learning and technique.
Original languagePortuguese
JournalCadernos do Enanparq
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2020
EventVI ENANPARQ BRASÍLIA 2020: VI Encontro da Associação Nacional de Pesquisa e Pós-graduação em Arquitetura e Urbanismo - Brasília, Brazil
Duration: 1 Mar 2021 → …


  • alienation
  • critical theory
  • craft
  • production of space

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