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On Not Being Able to Build: Thinking Space, Boundaries and the Other with Lacan’s Discourse of the Capitalist

On Not Being Able to Build: Thinking Space, Boundaries and the Other with Lacan’s Discourse of... Abstract Jacques Lacan’s fifth Discourse, or Discourse of the Capitalist, suggests that relations of difference are being immobilized or rendered redundant. What individuals are left with is a variety of strategies with which they try to cope, upholding a modicum of consistence and reality. Drawing on cultural examples and Bernard Stiegler’s use of psychoanalysis, this paper examines the relationship between experiences of space, the feeling of nonbeing and the encounter with the Other. If controlling space and enforcing spatial boundaries is the last strategy for keeping vestiges of the Other in working order, a radical re-thinking of space/milieu and objects/designs is necessary for individuals to starting imagining a future beyond capitalism’s creative stagnation and catastrophe. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Architecture and Culture Taylor & Francis

On Not Being Able to Build: Thinking Space, Boundaries and the Other with Lacan’s Discourse of the Capitalist

Architecture and Culture , Volume 8 (3-4): 13 – Oct 1, 2020

On Not Being Able to Build: Thinking Space, Boundaries and the Other with Lacan’s Discourse of the Capitalist

Architecture and Culture , Volume 8 (3-4): 13 – Oct 1, 2020

Abstract

Abstract Jacques Lacan’s fifth Discourse, or Discourse of the Capitalist, suggests that relations of difference are being immobilized or rendered redundant. What individuals are left with is a variety of strategies with which they try to cope, upholding a modicum of consistence and reality. Drawing on cultural examples and Bernard Stiegler’s use of psychoanalysis, this paper examines the relationship between experiences of space, the feeling of nonbeing and the encounter with the Other. If controlling space and enforcing spatial boundaries is the last strategy for keeping vestiges of the Other in working order, a radical re-thinking of space/milieu and objects/designs is necessary for individuals to starting imagining a future beyond capitalism’s creative stagnation and catastrophe.

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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
© 2020 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
ISSN
2050-7836
eISSN
2050-7828
DOI
10.1080/20507828.2020.1789832
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Abstract

Abstract Jacques Lacan’s fifth Discourse, or Discourse of the Capitalist, suggests that relations of difference are being immobilized or rendered redundant. What individuals are left with is a variety of strategies with which they try to cope, upholding a modicum of consistence and reality. Drawing on cultural examples and Bernard Stiegler’s use of psychoanalysis, this paper examines the relationship between experiences of space, the feeling of nonbeing and the encounter with the Other. If controlling space and enforcing spatial boundaries is the last strategy for keeping vestiges of the Other in working order, a radical re-thinking of space/milieu and objects/designs is necessary for individuals to starting imagining a future beyond capitalism’s creative stagnation and catastrophe.

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Architecture and CultureTaylor & Francis

Published: Oct 1, 2020

Keywords: psychoanalysis; capitalism; Lacan; interiority; exteriority; Other

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