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  • Chaahk
    calgary CANADA

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    josh TARON, adam ONULOV, & michael McGIE: In her essay, “The Natural in Architecture and Culture,” Elizabeth Grosz cites Plato’s chora as a “receptacle or nurse that brings matter into being, without being material; it nurtures the idea into material form, without being ideal.” The positioning of architecture as an indeterminate attendant[1] is a mode that had been addressed only a few years prior to the Blur Building in the Chora L Works.[2] This is not a point to be dismissed as the Blur Building should be understood as an achievement of architecture that for one reason or another could not be resolved previously between Eisenman and Derrida. Furthermore, it concurrently enables Architecture to operate without ideal meaning while opening up infinite possibilities for complex material affects.

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  • urban (de)resolution
    calgary CANADA

    University of Calgary
    Advisor: josh TARON

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    adam ONULOV: urban (de)resolution is rooted in the following question: why do we do things we hate? Consumer culture is everywhere and everything we have become. Our urban landscapes have become generic non-places; our public realm is nothing more than the residue of commercial culture—the junkspace that is remaining after the culture industry was allowed to run amok. The social contract is usurped by a perfectly instrumentalized mechanism of brand obedience.

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