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Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa

Positioning systems: techniques of disappearance

Lila Athanasiadou and Maria Alexandrescu

Sunday 17h  Plus

Adorno argued that rationality and mimicry are irreconcilable; one attempts to separate subject-object, the other recedes the subject into an background. Roger Caillois described mimicry as assimilation into space: the inability to perceive one's position in it. In this performative lecture and workshop, we examine perspective as linked to linearity of time, causality, sequentiality and a separation of self with other; all ontological pillars of modernity, and how they can come undone.


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