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AbstractIn the Republic of Ireland, architecture’s objective qualities, particularly its objectified aesthetic ones, are valued within the discipline above all others. Promoting collaborative and socially engaged practice in the field where art and architecture overlap can alter these existing...
AbstractThis paper argues for a pre-theoretical and pro-theatrical understanding of theory. To begin, it considers the Greek tradition of theōria as practiced around the fifth century BCE in the period just before Plato appropriated the cultural practice of theōria as a model for philosophical...
AbstractThis paper explores the metaphor of the cave as an attempt to scrutinize the normative notion of theory as a vertical and skyward construction. By highlighting the Enlightenment’s legacy of normalizing theory’s relationship to natural light and incorporating geological time into its...
AbstractPublications in architectural theory have predominantly taken on the form of text-based books, monographs and articles. With the rise of transdisciplinary and practice-based research in architecture, new opportunities are opening up for other forms of architectural theory, such as...
AbstractWhen considering “this thing called theory” from the point of view of Black Contemporary, a rural field station dedicated to the study of spatial phenomena and perception, one is confronted with a paradox that simultaneously encourages and resists our tendency to favour a fixed focal...
AbstractThe theoretical consideration of architecture is a rich vein of cultural theory, but too often with the problem of being disembodied and abstract, and limited by interpretations solely through text. This paper suggests that we reconsider the relationship of the theoretical and the...
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