There is no innocence in space. For
the architect, space may be didactically
subjective, and therefore evocatively
representative rather than experiential.
Space however, is also political, answering
to strategies of the dominant
modes of production. Consequently,
space is embodied with objective
meaning. Everyday life embodies at
the same time, the most intense experiences
of oppression, and the strongest
potentialities for transformation. It is
the blind spot in the architect’s creative
vision, because it lacks the brilliance
and innovation proclaimed loudly
through the mouthpiece of Modernity.
In recognizing the here and now, one is
obliged to recognize the contradiction
intrinsic to its very nature.
Brendan Sheehan is a freelance designer with backgrounds in architecture, horticulture and landscape design. He has designed various award winning urban gardens and holds degrees from Tshwane University, South Africa and Pratt Institute, New York. Sheehan has self-published various academic and professional portfolios. Specialties Architectural design, urban landscapes, publishing, writing, research, photography.
An Architect Drawing Published July 09, 2012
Re-Definitions Published July 17, 2011
GARDENS IN THE SKY Published January 31, 2011
PAPER ARCHITECTURE Published January 31, 2011