Yaneva, A., Dunn, N., and Heaphy, L., 2009.
Mapping Architectural Controversies: An Enquiry on the Aesthetics of Matters of Concern
|Presented at:||Royal Geographical Society Annual International Conference 2009: Geography, Knowledge and Society|
|Venue:||University of Manchester|
|Dates:||26-28 August 2009|
The session aims at presenting the results from the international EU-funded project MACOSPOL - “Mapping Controversies in Science for Politics” (coordinated by professor Bruno Latour). It will discuss the specific techniques for spacing and timing controversial issues on the web. Geographers, sociologists, architects and architecture theorists will analyse and demonstrate a variety of geography and architecture tools and will discuss their relevance to the task of presenting the complex net of time-spaces that a controversy triggers, and to mimic its reiterative dynamics. The aesthetics and the architecture of “matters of concern” (Latour, 2005) will be also discussed and visually illustrated. Through different kinds of work - case studies, tool demonstrations, and comparison between geography and architectural mapping methods - the session aims at exploring a generalized spatial language for navigating controversies. It can be of interest to an interdisciplinary audience.
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