Architecture and Culture (Journal)

Activity: Peer-review and editorial work of publicationsPublication Peer-review


Peer Review of dialogue between Simon Weir and Graham Harman which took place in 2021 discussing different ontologies and their consequences in the architectural design studio. Object-oriented ontology classifies three distinct kinds of access to objects. Two are forms of knowledge called undermining and overmining, which amount to false claims of direct access. The other is allusion, an indirect form of access we find most often in esthetics. These three kinds of access offer three distinct modes of discussion and analysis of architectural objects, and two potential problems for discourse in the design studio: aestheticizing knowledge and trying to make knowledge from esthetics.
Period9 Nov 2021
Type of journalJournal