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Architectural forensics in anonymous monsters

Architectural forensics in anonymous monsters

Murray, Shaun (2016) Architectural forensics in anonymous monsters. Design Ecologies, 5 (1-2). pp. 124-165. ISSN 2043-068X (doi:

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Architecture is a crime if it does not involve environmental DNA and digital forensics to aid in the design of the building. Architectural Forensics on Anonymous Monsters is a chthonic zenoarchaeology that constructs new models of thinking through construction and physical construction with the earth. The anonymous monster could be the alternative contracting/constructing models and ideas that architects consider valuable and inherently fundamental for architecture – the scaffolding of thought and the scaffolding of buildings. This scaffolding could become the anonymous support structure that enables but also underpins the monster under construction. This article is a design project developed to a highly tuned theoretical standpoint on how technology alters consciousness for the individual and for society. With coined phrases such as ‘reflexive architecture’ to explore the collapse of the biological and information divides whilst has re-applied the term syncretism to explain our experience of multiple realities at once. Technology is a tool and a means for individuals to explore pre-conceptions of themselves, to enter separate realities and bring back information. A computer can therefore be likened to undertaking a similar role to that of a shaman in accessing different levels of consciousness. Building as a constructed reality.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: architectural forensics
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Design (DES)
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2020 22:18

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