Professors Andrew Benjamin and Gerard Reinmuth presented a lecture at the University of Melbourne on May 10 - Architecture, Relationality and Autonomy.
Each of these terms and their connections begins to define the locus for another configuration of the architectural. Rather than begin with the object the object emerges as an after effect of a network of relations withinn which it is itself to be understood relationality. Shifting focus to the relation allows for an identification of the architectural with the urban. Moreover, by holding to the relational, as opposed to the object, as a starting point, the potential for a repositioning of the discipline within the making of the city starts to emerge. Integral to the development of relationality is a repositioning of autonomy. A fundamental part of the lecture will involve the presentation of a conception of autonomy that emerges from the displacement both of the primacy of the object and the naturalization of connectivity.
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