Kingston University’s Assoc Prof Christoph Lueder, School of Architecture and Landscape presents his recent mapping research in Materia Arquitectura #10, December 2014 – ‘Overlapping representations’ – Editor Invitado: Nicolás Stutzin.
This issue of Materia architecture revolves around the notion of “representation”. Nicholas Stutzin, its guest editor, open the delivery with an interview with Farshid Moussavi in which various facets of the theme are analyzed as well as the role played by the drawings, symbols and, especially, affections in contemporary architecture. The six items that make up the dossier present a broad cross between issues around representation. Felipe Corvalan reflects on the drawing and diagram, and the unique ability of display systems to blur the boundaries between theory and practice. Peter Lang, meanwhile, shows us in his article on “12 Ideal Cities” of the architectural rendering Superstudio was able to fill a space of speculation and gambling seems forgotten today.
Beyond the design made by architects, Christoph Lueder, Associate Prof. at Kingston University’s School of Architecture and Landscape investigates the possibility of representing the unrepresentable in a series of cartographic studies defined by informal urbanism cities. In turn, Cristina Grau Urtzi Goberna and discussed how challenges to political representation models offer new challenges for the discipline. Also, Andrés Jaque shows, from Milano, 2 how the media and their images can be much more effective for the generation of collective identity that architecture itself. And finally, Costandis Kizis questions the relentless pursuit of the Greek State to define an architectural form of representation of “the Greek” through its exhibition halls in the twentieth century.