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Maria Voyatzaki

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781474420570

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420570.001.0001

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Transmythologies

Transmythologies

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(p.293) Chapter 13 Transmythologies
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Architectural Materialisms
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Maria Voyatzaki

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420570.003.0014

Maria Voyatzaki begins by dwelling on the question: if technical, material objects are inorganic, organised beings, possessing their own dynamics that give to matter the hallmark of vital activity with a strong claim on human experience, behaviour and perception, then what is happening with architecture? The chapter elaborates on the new speculative, but not dogmatic, axioms and mythologies that are expressed with machinic parrhesia; the world, and therefore architecture, become a challenging project. Digitising the analogue, once again, but, this time, with aspirations towards a new earth, the returning Gaia, by experimenting with its dust we can construct new perspectives on matter. It is experimentation with the ‛other’, the ‛xenon’ that aims at proposing a new way of forming an innovative view on earth by redefining its geopolitics and territorial disputes from polluted waters that travel through nations to micro particles in the air. Architecture is working on ‛xenomateriality’ to define new polities, new spatiotemporal assemblages with specific demands.

Keywords:   Mythologies, Architecture, Machinic parrhesia, Dustism, Gaia, Earth, Xenomateriality, New polities, Spatiotemporal assemblages

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