New Massings for New Masses

Collectivity After Orthography

Housing and Drawing: two long, modern shadows whose dark space conceals the fact that each has ceased to exist. Were they in fact the same shadowed surface, illuminated by a single light, which during modernity had twisted back upon itself so as to appear two-sided? If so, architectural reasoning must come to terms with a reality in which politics and technics are simply two names given to the same primal impulse: to live together, rather than merely survive on one's own.

The questions today: What if we were only able to once dream of living together because we had been drawn together? What would a post-orthographic material philosophy of collectivity look like? And if one were able to somehow propose new, nonmodern architectural collectives--even presently impossible ones--would anyone even want to live in them?

To the skeptics, for whom those questions hold no weight, we say: fine, then tell us another story, over which irony or anachronism do not hang like a luminous haze...

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