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The Limits and Contradictions of Theory

Boris Podrecca Architekten

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Assessing the currency enjoyed by a given theoretical position requires an understanding of the contingent setting or condition in which it is posited. Architecture has increasingly become a topic for disquisition. Pressurised by globalisation, the media and consumerism, today’s films, television, advertising, events, design, brands and politics all join the fray in a compelling confrontation.
The conventional concept of architecture as the ancient classical art of building is only intermittently put forward, always for short periods and never correctly. In contrast, the pressures mentioned above have led to “archi-culture” becoming a mass phenomena topic, with the result that architecture is no longer able to act independently. Its Silentium must be given a voice. Consequently architecture is no longer able to adopt a critical...

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