Visual and Critical Studies: News and Events
Wednesday, April 2, 4:15–5:30 p.m.
MacLean Center, 112 S. Michigan Ave., room 620
Form Follows Re-enactment or How To Walk Through Walls
This paper explores the performative nature of architecture as a highly scripted site where function and behavior are prescribed by location. How can independent agents trouble the hierarchy of urban environments that inform our decision-making process? Using a combination of performance studies and spatial theory, the essay places architecture as a site of cyclical re-enactment that can/must be transgressed and "breached" in order to destabilize the repetitive nature of movements in cities.