ARCHITECTURE FROM WITHOUT

Thinking about theoretical framings, summers, and Diana Agrest.

"The refoules [repressed] of architecture, the public, the negation all become the material of my fictional configuration. The (project) marks I make are organised through a contradiction - a negation through an affirmation. [...] It is the affirmation of the erasure of the city in order to reinstate its trace."
-Architecture from Without: Theoretical Framings for a Critical Practice 1991.

Agrest moves within the discipline of Architecture, to be sure; her 'without' is internal, but silenced by the 'official' tales of Architecture. Her position is forced by these official erasures, a process which allows the erasure to become the recuperation of the erased, never entirely dismissed, completed only in and of the architectural project itself.

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