The Formal Development of Barricades

11 June 2016


Venue: OSE tintin

Organiser: Me

Architect, working inside and outside the ivory tower on the possibilities and limits for architecture to act outside an eventual service of the state. (not looking too rosy but...)

I aim to give a talk detailing my architectural studies on barricades, looking at how the materiality and formal composition of barricades and their corresponding insurgent potential has become rhetorical and immaterial, both in limit and possibility. I will explain my own drawings of archetypal barricades, and their corresponding relationship to the body, to elaborate my point. It’s a pretty formal structure, but there are ideas to aid learning through the body itself, and of course a discussion after / questions allowed whenever they arise.