On Not Being Able to Build: Thinking Space, Boundaries and the Other with Lacan’s Discourse of the Capitalist

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Voila, A. 2020. On Not Being Able to Build: Thinking Space, Boundaries and the Other with Lacan’s Discourse of the Capitalist. Architecture and Culture. https://doi.org/10.1080/20507828.2020.1789832
AuthorsVoila, A.
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Jacques Lacan’s fifth Discourse, or Discourse of the Capitalist, suggests that relations of difference are being immobilized or rendered redundant. What individuals are left with is a variety of strategies with which they try to cope, upholding a modicum of consistence and reality. Drawing on cultural examples and Bernard Stiegler’s use of psychoanalysis, this paper examines the relationship between experiences of space, the feeling of nonbeing and the encounter with the Other. If controlling space and enforcing spatial boundaries is the last strategy for keeping vestiges of the Other in working order, a radical re-thinking of space/milieu and objects/designs is necessary for individuals to starting imagining a future beyond capitalism’s creative stagnation and catastrophe.

JournalArchitecture and Culture
ISSN2050-7828
Year2020
PublisherTaylor & Francis
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Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/20507828.2020.1789832
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Copyright informationThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Architecture and Culture on 12/10/2020, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/20507828.2020.1789832.
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