Affect, Architecture, and Practice

Toward a Disruptive Temporality of Practice

Affect, Architecture, and Practice builds on and contributes to work in theories of affect that have risen within diverse disciplines, including geography, cultural studies, and media studies, challenging the nature of textual and representational-based research. Les mer
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Affect, Architecture, and Practice builds on and contributes to work in theories of affect that have risen within diverse disciplines, including geography, cultural studies, and media studies, challenging the nature of textual and representational-based research. Although numerous studies have examined how affect emerges in architectural spaces, little attention has been paid to the creative process of architectural design and the role that affect plays in the many contingencies and uncertainties that arise in the process.





The book traces the critical, philosophic, and architectural theories to examine how affect, architecture, and practice are interlinked. Through a series of conversations and reflections, it examines three key contemporary architects, their practices and projects, all within a single coherent theme. Reiser + Umemoto (RUR Architecture DPC), USA, Kerstin Thompson Architects, Australia, and Shigeru Ban Architects, Japan, are critically studied through the lens of different aspects of practice, namely image-making, the design process, and the making of an everyday object/material.





Through this investigation, author Akari Nakai Kidd demonstrates how affect theory allows a critical interrogation of the in-betweens of practice, its liminality and limits. It questions the stability of objects, the smooth temporality of practice, and its often under-conceptualised non-human dimensions. More significantly, the book demonstrates architectural practice's contribution to the reconceptualisation of theories of affect.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

INTRODUCTION


Affect, Architecture and Practice





CHAPTER 1


Space of Affect





CHAPTER 2


Time of Affect





CHAPTER 3


Reiser + Umemoto, RUR Architecture DPC: Kaohsiung Port Terminal





CHAPTER 4


Kerstin Thompson Architects: Monash University Museum of Art





CHAPTER 5


Shigeru Ban Architects: Christchurch Transitional Cardboard Cathedral





CHAPTER 6


Conclusion: Life of Architecture and Afterlife of Affects





Index

Om forfatteren

Akari Nakai Kidd is an academic and scholar in architectural design and architectural theory and criticism at Deakin University, Australia. Her work is interdisciplinary and crosses the fields of architecture, critical theory, and philosophy. Her current research explores the in-betweens of architectural practice, specifically the creative processes of design through the lens of affect theory. She seeks to use affect as a theoretical tool to interrogate the stability of objects, the smooth temporality of practice, and its often under-conceptualised post- or non-human dimensions.