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The Landscape of the Mind: A Conversation with Bernard Tschumi

Fontana-Giusti, Gordana (2016) The Landscape of the Mind: A Conversation with Bernard Tschumi. Architecture and Culture, 4 (2). pp. 263-280. ISSN 2050-7828. E-ISSN 2050-7836. (doi:10.1080/20507828.2016.1176432) (KAR id:55255)

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Bernard Tschumi, a world-leading architect, author and theorist is in discussion with Gordana Korolija Fontana-Giusti. The conversation that took place in Tschumi ‘s Manhattan office explores the nature and various aspects of contemporary cities in Europe and America focusing on the reasons why they are still different, despite appearances and global tendencies. The collocutors acknowledge the role of different histories and contexts, and the effects of distinct urban and transient spaces. They highlight the roles of diverse phenomena such as the conceptual art, the writings of radical thinkers, 1960s student protests and other events. They revisit the interplay between architecture and philosophy in the work of Michel Foucault and Jacques Derrida among others, focusing on the concepts such as ‘space’, ‘event’, ‘programme’, ‘power’ and ‘deconstruction’. During the course of their dialogue various landscapes of the mind emerge.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/20507828.2016.1176432
Additional information: Gordana Fontana-Giusti is grateful to Bernard Tschumi for this conversation.
Uncontrolled keywords: architectural theory, urban design, space, programme, deconstruction, conceptual art, Foucault, Derrida
Subjects: N Visual Arts > NA Architecture
N Visual Arts > NC Drawing. Design. Illustration
N Visual Arts > NX Arts in general
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > Kent School of Architecture and Planning
Funders: [UNSPECIFIED] Kent School of Architecture
Depositing User: Gordana Fontana-Giusti
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2016 20:00 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:34 UTC
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