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Moving architecture and flattening politics: examining adaptability through a narrative of design

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posted on 31.08.2017 by Robert Schmidt III, Dan Sage, Toru Eguchi, Andrew Dainty
Our paper addresses how building design elucidates the connection between two definitions of politics: 'Big Politics' and micropolitics. We will seek to examine how these two versions of politics are imbricated; how, in other words, codified ideologies and political institutions circulate within the everyday practices by which new actors and sites of contestation enter the social collective. The conceptual space for this argument has already been mapped out by various authors, including Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, Bruno Latour and Michel Foucault. These authors have variously proposed how powerful totalities always travel along small, fragile conduits. Or, as Deleuze and Guattari put it, 'the boss's office is as much at the end of the hall as on top of the tower'.

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School

  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Published in

Architecture Research Quarterly

Volume

16

Issue

1

Pages

75 - 86

Citation

SCHMIDT, R. ... et al., 2012. Moving architecture and flattening politics: examining adaptability through a narrative of design. Architecture Research Quarterly, 16 (1), pp.75-84.

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© Cambridge University Press

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2012

ISSN

1359-1355

eISSN

1474-0516

Language

en

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