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Praxis Module I

Dec '20

Building, Dwelling, Thinking

Building, Dwelling, Thinking

This course will explore the relation between building, dwelling, and thinking through Bijoy Jain’s architecture and research practice and Rohit Goel’s Marxian and psychoanalytic philosophy. What is the relation between images and their built forms? Do images determine buildings, buildings images, or are they mutually constitutive? The second part of the course analyses the differential language of architecture. Typically we think of human building in purely positive terms, as menhirs. We’ll consider the craft of the negative: what we build, how we dwell, is as much of presence as of absence. The last sessions will speculate on the future of making, living, and thinking in our present.

About the Professors

Bijoy Jain & Rohit Goel