Carmine Piscopo

Criticism and architecture. For a morphology of the possible

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This paper discusses architecture as a critical process, caught between two extreme tensions, a conservative criticism under the authority of institutions, and a radical criticism based on indignation. Through a broad survey of major critical positions, the author proposes a third critical way for architecture, more attuned to the present political agenda: in such a perspective, architecture needs to acknowledge its 'physiological state' of motion and becoming, illuminating all those latent spaces and neglected potentials operating in the complex mechanisms of the contemporary city.


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