The Age of Oxymorons
- Pedro Pitarch
As Jonathan Crary states, “both one’s bank account and one’s friendships are nowadays managed with identical gestures.” Consequently, apparently unrelated architectures are progressively starting to be managed with the same bodily performance. The conceptual solidity of the architectural program, and architectural typology as such, is dissolving. In the quest for newer and more fluid models The juxtaposition between apparently opposed cultural conditions is being erased. To work and to live, to produce and to consume, to obey and to protest… All now merge into uncanny forms of complexity. This is the age of oxymorons.
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Image: Pedro Pitarch, Prisons of Emancipation, 2020.