A conversation of many

Teresa Stoppani

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This paper challenges several suppositions regarding Architecture, its role and agency (supported in some cases by past iterations of the Biennale). Architecture is considered as intrinsic to socio-political upheaval, as an actor rather than a barometer, as self-reflective (and therefore both autonomous from and dependent on other disciplines), and as a propositional force for the (urban) environment. Ultimately, the paper advocates the specificity of architecture, even (and especially) in its involvement with other disciplines and complex contexts of operation. Contents: Architecture is not late; Architecture trans-forms; Architecture thinks; Architecture changes; Architecture is silent; Architecture laughs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCommon Ground: a critical reader
Place of PublicationVenice
PublisherMarsilio; 13th International Architecture Exhibition at La Biennale di Venezia
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9788831714358
Publication statusPublished - 26 Aug 2012


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