Journal article

Resist, Reclaim, Speculate: Situated perspectives on architecture and the city

Isabelle Doucet, Helene Frichot

Architectural Theory Review | Taylor & Francis (Routledge) | Published : 2018


With this special issue of Architectural Theory Review, we set out to discuss theory (of architecture) as a practice. In order to resist what we perceive to be the persistent division of labour between theoria and praxis, we want to expand and reclaim what can be included under these rubrics.1 And we want to do this in such a way as to draw attention to the specificity of situations. Practices (of space, of architecture) are always entangled with the lives of people, places, and things. They refer to specific, situated problems in response to which we believe it is crucial to resist ready-made answers and to accept the constraints of the milieu in which we find ourselves. We thus call for si..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Helene Frichot's research has been generously funded by a Riksbankens Jubileumsfond Sabbatical grant.