“As do all reductive processes, the diagram entails an act of violence on at least a portion of the population it governs. Through generalization, translation, abstraction, and striation the diagram orders its constituents at times in conflict to their local necessity, whether they are tectonic or otherwise. While this conflict has been productive as a tool for innovation within the discipline of architecture, its tendency to reduce the relationship between the internal and external concerns of architecture to adversarial, or at best hierarchical, is limiting. This limitation becomes even more apparent given the contemporary global context . . .”
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