Here is a book of a modern art theorist and conceptual artist Misko Suvakovic “Architecture and Ideology”
Some definitions to attract your attention:
“Ideology is a ‘Representation’ of the Imaginary Relationship of Individuals to their Real Conditions of Existence.”
“The role of ideology is not to offer the subject an escape point from her/his reality, but to offer her/him social reality itself as an escape from a real traumatic kernel in the midst of human life.”
“The history of architecture is no longer a history of remembering the architectural works of the past, or a history of the traces of positing architectural works as traces of techno-aesthetic and techno-artistic ideas. The history of architecture then becomes a critical history of the social relations of production, exchange, and consumption of ‘architectural products’ in their singular situatedness via politics and presentedness via ideology. In other words, paradoxically, architecture is something other than that which appears as direct affective experience before the body and the eye. That other must be explored.”
The rest of the text is here:
A documentory on a topic of ArchiCulture, composed out of interviews with professors, tutors and students of Pratt Institute, and other American architecture schools.
- 3:20 Studio Culture
- 8:40 The Critique
- 15:10 The Real World
- 20:30 The Next Generation
Can you describe the ideology of your school (in five sentences?)?
The Bartlett is very much research orientated. We have many part time teachers who work four to five days a week at an office. About 1/3 of the staff is half-time and full-time academic. This brings in a sense of reality in to the academic world. So we give the students a kind of balance between the theoretical academic world and real life practice.
Diversity is very important to us, we want to have a very diverse international outlook, community, teaching faculty and student body. Because that is the thing that makes the school successful. Every single student brings his own cultural background, interest and stories from where they come from. We try our very best to diversify.
How does your work at Studio 8 influence your teaching and vice versa in terms of ideology and methods?
My work at Studio 8 which is research that is based in intellectual thinking has influenced the agenda in the unit at the Bartlett. Continue reading “Interview with CJ Lim at the Bartlett”