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Questioning stong discourses: the LiAi
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå School of Architecture. (Laboratory of Immediate Architectural Intervention)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4140-0794
Arts University Bournemouth. (Laboratory of Immediate Architectural Intervention)
2013 (English)In: Intravention, durations, effects: notes of expansive sites and relational architectures / [ed] Alberto Altés and Oren Lieberman, Baunach: Spurbuchverlag , 2013, 1, 22-27 p.Chapter in book (Refereed) [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

At the Laboratory of Immediate Architectural Intervention, we believe that our only option is to understand, critique, intervene in, and devise the various apparatuses which are enmeshed in our enactments of the world in order to qualitatively transform it. Agamben understands the apparatus as anything which can “capture, orient, determine, intercept, model, control, or secure the gestures, behaviors, opinions, or discourses of living beings”.

He not only includes Foucault’s “prisons, madhouses, the panopticon, schools, … factories, disciplines, judicial measures” but also “… the pen, writing, literature, philosophy, agriculture, cigarettes, navigation, computers, cellular telephones and--why not--language itself ...”.

Apparatuses co-determine our enactments of the world. 

Our work questions one of architecture’s apparatuses – the oft-persistent mirroring and representation of spaces of neoliberal agendas – and develops transversal, diffractive methodologies that produce effects in exchange with, and which transform, sites.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Baunach: Spurbuchverlag , 2013, 1. 22-27 p.
Keyword [en]
Urban Studies, Critical Pedagogy, Critical Spatial Practice, Relational Architecture
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Aesthetics; Education
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-80976ISBN: 978-3-88778-393-8OAI: diva2:652096
Formas Strong Research Environment "Architecture in Effect"
Swedish Research Council Formas
Available from: 2013-09-29 Created: 2013-09-29 Last updated: 2015-09-14Bibliographically approved

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