Castillo san Felipe de Barajas, Urban artifact, Pathological Performance, Propelling Performance, Context, Autonomy, Political Agency, Poiesis, Auto poiesis, Allopoiesis, Museification, Urban History, Morphological Development, Reciprocity
This thesis contends that Urban Artifacts of Pathological Permanence, as defined by Aldo Rossi, are dead not only because of the inability of their form to allow for a new use, but because of other multiple variables. Being born with a disadvantageous Form is only the beginning of a series of possible illnesses; which flourish out of the vulnerability caused by the death of the political idea that brought forth the Urban Artifact’s Form in its original conception. The death of the political idea leaves the Urban Artifact with a dubious raison d’etre. The Form has then to be able to appropriate and reinvent its preceding morphological development in order to create a sense of Autonomy. Similar to the way adolescents deviate from their parent’s ideas as they walk into adulthood.
Abondano, Cristina, "The Allopoiesis of the Artifact" (2015). Architecture Thesis Prep. Paper 276.
Syracuse School of Architecture 2015
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