Trans-disciplinarity: The Singularities and Multiplicities of Architecture

Lukasz Stanek, Tahl Kaminer

Abstract


This inaugural issue of Footprint aims at understanding today’s architecture culture as a negotiation between two antithetical definitions of architecture’s identity. The belief in the disciplinary singularity of architectural objects, irreducible to the conditions of their production, is confronted – in discourse and design – with the perception of architecture as an interdisciplinary mediation between multiple political, economic, social, technological and cultural factors. With the concept of trans-disciplinarity, the negotiation between these two positions is investigated here as an engine of the ‘tradition of the present’ of contemporary architecture – the discourses and designs which emerged in the 1960s and defined orientation points for today’s architectural thought and practice.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7480/footprint.1.1.663

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