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BUILT TO BLAST … again and again and again …

Spaces that we move and live in are heavily normalized towards a certain way of being, effective on many layers: how we sense, move, have sex, make performances, spend our lives. I want to examine bodily intelligence in urban space ‒ the entity that is commonly divided into the dichotomy of public and private , such as the closed space of a dance studio in relation to the closed space of a public train or bus.

Intertwining this with the equally questionable dichotomy of the individual (me) and the group (my class; my friends; society), I want to train the permeability of losing and finding my center in an articulated collective process. The autopoietic loop of [unfolding, folding, unfolding…] my self emotionally, economically, rationally, virtually in a larger organism, drives me to the question of how I am made by my environment and how I make my environment, while challenging the distinction of space and people, in search of a utopian togetherness of human and non-human subjects.

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What is the invisible social contract behind both our built environment and the sexual differentiation that is produced by it? A contract that is suggested to be an a priori natural actuality, i.e. that is seen as given. There is something in those social assumptions that has to do with how we relate to the world at the very base of our thinking and being. So I want to see what happens when I put gender studies in architecture and theories on how we relate to things (subjectivity, objectivity, matter, [speculative] realism, [post]humanism, quantum physics) together in a mixer and shake thoroughly. At which situation would it arrive? What would then happen to the usually assumed linear situation of

space – object // object – subject // subject – time // time – space // space …

or, in another translation of the same row, the situation of

architecture – door // door – human // human – movement //
movement – architecture // architecture …

At what possible inter-relational situation(s) would we arrive?

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