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Architecture beyond truth and falsity: Radicalising feminist interventions in the creation of spaces

Better to live in the provisional than in the definitive. Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space All dissidence, rebellion, revolution has a location, a place.  The relationship between the two has been the subject of an ongoing reflection on the … Continue reading

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Orhan Pamuk: “Why didn’t I become an architect?”

(All photographs by Ara Güler) As a sort of envoi  for our series “Struggles for space“, we share below a short but rich reflection on the impossibility of architecture, by the turkish writer Orhan Pamuk; an envoi which could just … Continue reading

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Struggles for space: Hijacking spaces of authority (6)

To momentarily conclude our series dedicated to struggles for space, we close with the work of the anarchitecture collective, Space Hijackers.  A London based group, active between 1999 and 2014, it sought to sabotage architectural hierarchies of built space.  The … Continue reading

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Struggles for space: Profaning architectural practice (5)

For our series, Struggles for space, we share below an essay entitled Playing in Space: Profaning Architectural Practice by a friend who has formerly published with Autonomies, Carlos Jacques.  The essay originally appeared in [email protected]: International eJournal: Centro de Filosofia da … Continue reading

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Struggles for space: Queering straight space: Thinking towards a queer architecture (4)

We share an essay below by Carlos Jacques, a friend of Autonomies.  The essay, entitled “Queering straight space: Thinking towards a queer architecture” was presented as a paper at the conference, Matrices: 2nd International Congress on Architecture and Gender, Universidade Lusófona … Continue reading

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Struggles for space: Architecture Without Architects—Another Anarchist Approach (3)

Le Corbusier. Structural skeleton of Maison Dom-ino, 1914-15. In essence, Modern city planning has always been bound to colonialism and imperialism—many large-scale technical developments were even tested and realized on colonial ground. Colonial modernity not only created global political and … Continue reading

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Struggles for space: Architecture and anarchy, a mismatched couple (2)

  This is the second post of a series of essays that we share exploring the troubled relations of anarchism and architecture, or, stated differently, the possibilities of an anarchic dismantling of the masters’ command of space.  In the instance, … Continue reading

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Struggles for space: Anarchism, architecture and anarchitecture (1)

If there is no art without architecture (for are not most of what we call the “fine arts” housed?) and if architecture is the arkhi-chief-master tekhne-art and the architect the master tekton-artist-artisan-builder, then the anarchist should find little affinity with … Continue reading

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The freedom of curves: Oscar Niemeyer

POEMA DA CURVA Não é o ângulo reto que me atrai, Nem a linha reta, dura, inflexível criada pelo o homem. O que me atrai é a curva livre e sensual. A curva que encontro no curso sinuoso dos nossos … Continue reading

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