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Dissidence through Architecture

Dissidence through Architecture 6/7 ARCHITECTURE AND CULTURE Introductory Essay Ines Weizman, Guest Editor Ines Weizman, Senior This issue is devoted to gestures of dissidence through architecture. Lecturer, Cass School of Art, At first sight, architecture appears as the least likely discipline to Architecture and Design, London Metropolitan articulate a dissident position. The link between architecture and University; Junior Professor political power is obvious and already well researched in its various of Architectural Theory, Bauhaus University, Weimar. implementations – from the ruled and ruler-designed cities of the ines.weizman@uni-weimar.de classical world to the strategic supply networks of contemporary global Volume 2/Issue 1 capitalism and its colonial presents. But can the architect resist the March 2014 very powers that control the conditions necessary for construction? pp7–12 DOI:10.2752/ Architects appear to be entrapped, not in symmetrical power relations 175145214X13796096691364 (that could be clearly understood and potentially rejected), but in a Reprints available directly complex force field in which political, commercial, financial, military, from the publishers. ideological and cultural agents are bustling against each other in ever Photocopying permitted by license only. increased intensities. Gestures to resist, one could argue, might always © Bloomsbury 2014. require some form of participation, or complicity to hegemonic regimes. But, one http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Architecture and Culture Taylor & Francis

Dissidence through Architecture

Architecture and Culture , Volume 2 (1): 6 – Mar 1, 2014

Dissidence through Architecture

Architecture and Culture , Volume 2 (1): 6 – Mar 1, 2014

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6/7 ARCHITECTURE AND CULTURE Introductory Essay Ines Weizman, Guest Editor Ines Weizman, Senior This issue is devoted to gestures of dissidence through architecture. Lecturer, Cass School of Art, At first sight, architecture appears as the least likely discipline to Architecture and Design, London Metropolitan articulate a dissident position. The link between architecture and University; Junior Professor political power is obvious and already well researched in its various of Architectural Theory, Bauhaus University, Weimar. implementations – from the ruled and ruler-designed cities of the ines.weizman@uni-weimar.de classical world to the strategic supply networks of contemporary global Volume 2/Issue 1 capitalism and its colonial presents. But can the architect resist the March 2014 very powers that control the conditions necessary for construction? pp7–12 DOI:10.2752/ Architects appear to be entrapped, not in symmetrical power relations 175145214X13796096691364 (that could be clearly understood and potentially rejected), but in a Reprints available directly complex force field in which political, commercial, financial, military, from the publishers. ideological and cultural agents are bustling against each other in ever Photocopying permitted by license only. increased intensities. Gestures to resist, one could argue, might always © Bloomsbury 2014. require some form of participation, or complicity to hegemonic regimes. But, one

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6/7 ARCHITECTURE AND CULTURE Introductory Essay Ines Weizman, Guest Editor Ines Weizman, Senior This issue is devoted to gestures of dissidence through architecture. Lecturer, Cass School of Art, At first sight, architecture appears as the least likely discipline to Architecture and Design, London Metropolitan articulate a dissident position. The link between architecture and University; Junior Professor political power is obvious and already well researched in its various of Architectural Theory, Bauhaus University, Weimar. implementations – from the ruled and ruler-designed cities of the ines.weizman@uni-weimar.de classical world to the strategic supply networks of contemporary global Volume 2/Issue 1 capitalism and its colonial presents. But can the architect resist the March 2014 very powers that control the conditions necessary for construction? pp7–12 DOI:10.2752/ Architects appear to be entrapped, not in symmetrical power relations 175145214X13796096691364 (that could be clearly understood and potentially rejected), but in a Reprints available directly complex force field in which political, commercial, financial, military, from the publishers. ideological and cultural agents are bustling against each other in ever Photocopying permitted by license only. increased intensities. Gestures to resist, one could argue, might always © Bloomsbury 2014. require some form of participation, or complicity to hegemonic regimes. But, one

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