LIVENARCH V-2017: REJECTING/REVERSING ARCHITECTURE

At times, architecture happens to be a form of deductive reasoning arriving at the particulars from the universal, utilizing a priori knowledge beyond experimental proof. At others, it is a case of inductive reasoning reaching universal from particulars on the basis of a posteriori knowledge produced through experiments. In the 21st century where epistemological development outpaces action, on the other hand, architecture is in the limelight with its new articulation and comprehension dynamics. New approaches such dynamics bring about make it possible to develop new knowledge in a number of fields such as theory, design, method and application in the discipline of architecture.

In the analysis of architectural knowledge, each new thought creates a new comprehension. Each construct, possibility, acknowledgement and expression other than acquired and internalized knowledge expresses a new definition of reality. With an open mind for diverse sources of knowledge, architecture works on the basis of certain assumptions and pre-defined terms. However, the acceptance of knowledge is again subject to specific limits.

Endeavors in architecture reflect rejections rather than acceptance, inversions rather than straightforward approaches, standing against rather than standing by, and displacement rather than placement. Such endeavors cover, in addition to the envisaged future of architecture, the identification of deficiencies which make predicted now harder to achieve. Contradictions are what makes architecture possible, while contrasts feed thought about it; inversions arouse it, while refusals instigate it to action...

In an environment where the reality is defined by wrong rather than correct, ugly rather than beautiful, lawlessness rather than order, improper rather than proper, undefined rather than well-defined, ill-fitting rather than befitting, skipped knowledge rather than taught knowledge, unknown rather than learned, impossible rather than possible, fait accomplie rather than unlikely, impossible rather than due, the "reject" and "reverse" state of architecture reveals theoretical/practical existences with a multitude of probabilities.

In this context, LIVENARCH V-2017's theme "REJECTING/REVERSING ARCHITECTURE" intends to think of architectural knowledge in reverse; reconstructing knowledge as such or refusing it altogether through a reverse perspective. Intending to generate a whole new knowledge of architecture, comprised of what architecture can and cannot do, invites the participants to face the "rejection/reversal" side of architecture.

Sub-Themes

REJECTING/REVERSING ARCHITECTURE in/at/on/over:
• Theory/History/Discourse
• Identity/Culture/Tradition
• Design
• Urban/City/Landscape/Rural
• Interior Design
• Criticism/Method
• Technology/Material/Sustainability
• Nature/Environment
• Conservation/Transformation/Re-use
• Human/Behavior
• Education
• Politics/Policies/Laws/Regulations
• Economy
• Visual Arts/Aesthetics