Architectural frontier/spatial story : the problematic of representing the everyday

Lozanovska, Mirjana 2002, Architectural frontier/spatial story : the problematic of representing the everyday, Space and culture, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 140-151.

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Title Architectural frontier/spatial story : the problematic of representing the everyday
Author(s) Lozanovska, Mirjana
Journal name Space and culture
Volume number 5
Issue number 2
Start page 140
End page 151
Publisher Sage Publications Inc.
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Publication date 2002-05
ISSN 1206-3312
1552-8308
Summary The "tools" of architectural discourse—maps, plans, sections, elevations, photographs—are one way of representing an architecture of the everyday. In this article, the theoretical problematic of representing the everyday is investigated through a specific site, Zavoj, a village in the Republic of Macedonia. How do we look at, document, and analyse a place that is outside the map of western architectural interest? The tools of architecture are staged as the mechanics of an architectural frontier against the narratives that describe the processes of dwelling, the spatial stories of the inhabitants of the village. Stories and words of a fictive reality intervene in the clear geometry of architectural representation and thereby produce a complexity to the representation of the everyday. The article, however, does not settle within this hypothesis; rather, it invests the siting of a particular place as a struggle for the discourse.
Language eng
Field of Research 120199 Architecture not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2002, Sage Publications
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30001468

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