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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, Germany: Spurbuchverlag , 2013, 1, 72-225 p.Chapter in book (Refereed) [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

These matters of concern are not only tools for ‘mapping’, or for exploring and delineating agendas and positions but are also very concrete instances of thought. Though as framing devices they indicate realms of perception, thought and action, they are as well open enough to allow the production of the unexpected, the exploration of the uncertain, and the joy of speculative play. And: they are damn serious. They are ways of approaching crucial questions, things that genuinely matter. And their openness makes them excellent learning apparatuses as we have to work our way(s) through them and with them, exploring, discussing, speculating, testing and learning in the process of proposing what they could be or what they are. 

Learning is here not a transferring of a series of frozen definitions, but a process and a practice through which a situated concept ‘becomes’. And it becomes in concert with things, spaces and discourses, in concert with worries, intuitions and fascinations, along the lines of our movements in the city, and around the sites of our interventions. These, our matters of concern, are tools for ‘architecting’ the world responsibly.

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Baunach, Germany: Spurbuchverlag , 2013, 1. 72-225 p.
Keyword [en]
site, agency, matters of concern, urban studies, architectural education, relational architecture, design, critical theory
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Aesthetics; Education; Ethics; Sociology
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-80978ISBN: 978-3-88778-393-8OAI: diva2:652118
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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