Tactics for Practising Place: alternative modes of practice at the intersection of architecture and art

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dc.contributor.author Waghorn, Kathy en
dc.coverage.spatial University of Arizona, Tucson, USA en
dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-30T20:12:01Z en
dc.date.issued 2018-02-22 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/48109 en
dc.description.abstract This paper explores a tactical practice that expands architecture away from building, addressing Rendell’s provocation that “architecture [. . .] continue[s] to be challenged by the idea that aesthetic values might not only be object-driven but also related to time, process, ethics and subjectivity” (Rendell 2013, p. 125). This socially performative practice follows a hunch that by drawing site-specific and temporal art practices into a critical correspondence with the disciplinary procedures of architecture, I could find ways to engage the relational attributes of place alongside the spatial. I affiliate this practice with political theorist Jane Bennett’s call for the artful cultivation of a disposition or mood of lively engagement with the world, in order to propel practices of ethical generosity. (Bennett 2001) In this paper I describe (and perform) a suite of four tactical and synchronous ways of operating that are situational, mobilised, ultra-locally oriented and sometimes stealthy. De Certeau tell us that tactics are a mutable practice, where situations can be seized and taken advantage of. The tactical is a means to “constantly manipulate events in order to turn them into ‘opportunities’” (de Certeau 1984, p. xix). The tactical ways set forth in the paper expose and circulate a kind of practico-social-spatial dexterity. Rather than the more narrow constraints of disciplinarity, this is a specialism of the distributed and adaptive. To work with the complexity of place in such a way is to embrace the contingency and relationality of spatial production ahead of its material and object configurations. en
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dc.relation.ispartof Critical Practice in an Age of Complexity, an Interdisciplinary Critique of the Built Environment en
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dc.title Tactics for Practising Place: alternative modes of practice at the intersection of architecture and art en
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pubs.finish-date 2018-02-24 en
pubs.start-date 2018-02-22 en
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pubs.subtype Conference Paper en
pubs.elements-id 774145 en
pubs.org-id Creative Arts and Industries en
pubs.org-id Architecture and Planning en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2019-06-10 en

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