Lissitsky's spatial and architectural work anticipates the contemporary fascination with expanded fields of activity that have resulted in transdisciplinary approaches to research and the role of practice-led research. This paper will discuss Lissitzky's suprematist perspective in relation to contemporary practices - under the rubric of the "diagram" - that re-imagine and enact the relationship between the built surround and embodied cognition. Lissitzky's work will serve as the starting point for a discussion of contemporary practitioners and theorists working across philosophy, cognitive science and built environment in order to draw out, through the act of diagramming, life on new terms.
Invited lecture at Lissitzky Space : New Materialist Experiments, convened by Rick Dolphijn and Iris van der Tuin (Utrecht University) on the occasion of the Lissitzsky presentation in the Van Abbemuseum.
Field of Research
199999 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective
970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
HERDC Research category
L2 Full written paper - non-refereed (minor conferences)
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