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Discursive architecture: Tactics for Critical Intervention in the Work of BAVO

Gideon Boie


2024, nai010

> An extensive reflection on the defining moments of more than twenty years of BAVO, research collective focusing on the political dimension of art, architecture and urban planning
> A philosophical perspective on social architectural issues
> With different tactics for critical intervention in architecture

Criticism is largely an unprofessional affair, more often than not a friendly service, at best a civil service for the good cause of architecture culture. In any case, it is poorly paid and not meant to be taken seriously. Therefore architect-philosopher Gideon Boie proposes to rethink criticism on the basis of overidentification: a counter-strategy in which artists identify with the current trends in such an excessive way that it becomes rather difficult to digest.

In Discursive Architecture, Boie reflects on the practice of BAVO: the collective he co-founded with Matthias Pauwels in the early 2000s. Boie sketches how the strategy of overidentification and its wider psychoanalytical framework allows us to explore new critical tactics. The interventions of BAVO tackled various urgent social issues, ranging from regional development, city marketing and art in the public space, to spatial management, humane detention and mental healthcare.

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publisher
nai010
author
Gideon Boie
design
Joseph Plateau
language
English
number of pages
272 (12 b-w illustrations)
cover
Traces by Ultima Vez, performance in the framework of Openstreets 22 (c) Ivan Put
format
paperback (14,5 x 22,7 cm) 
ISBN
978-94-6208-899-3
price
39,95

 

Categories: Architecture

Type: Book

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