The Production of Project

A Subversive Guide to the Subject of Innovation

  • Camilo Vladimir de Lima Amaral
Keywords: abstract machines, subjectivity, innovation production, politics, black box


This paper analyses how the myth of the individual architect as a subject of innovation is an abstract machinery for capturing the work of other architects. To do that, it develops a historical regressive analyse on how innovation is actually produced, and the limits in which it is bounded. Furthermore, it analyses the role of narratives in the interpellation of architectural subjects, and how it defines a position from which subjects can act politically in the field. In order provide a new political role for architecture it builds a different conception of the subject that produces these projects, exploiting the idea of trans-subjectivity in architecture. By doing so, it unveils the mechanisms behind the architectural black boxes (the office and the prince chronicles).

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