GHOSTS IN THE CELL:
THEMATIC SPECULATIONS ON ARCHITECTURE, THE CITY AND THE BODY
This paper offers four different thematic speculations about the relationship between the contemporary urban condition, architectural poiesis and the body located in space. In the first two speculations, the current understanding of the urban condition is analysed as being a surface condition in which otherness has expanded into an array of minor differences, which consequentially has resulted in contemporary representational techniques having started to suffer from an increased lack of precision. In the following two speculations, architecture is discussed as a form of bodily subordination, which turns its inhabitants into vague figures which are then inscribed into the city as well as into the architecture.
Keywords: space, otherness, poiesis, representation