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Release of NORDIC #3: Alteration

When: January 31, 2013
What: Presentation of research output
Where: KTH Architecture

KTH School of Architecture is delighted to host the launch of the third issue of Nordic Journal of Architecture, edited by Mari Lending, AHO and guest edited by Tim Anstey and Catharina Gabrielsson, KTH School of Architecture, on the theme "Alteration".

"Alteration puts into question how architecture with a capital A can emerge through projects that are understood in terms of adjustment, of calibrating. Alteration escapes the limit of form implied in "transformation", the limit of use implied in "reuse", of newness implied in "renovation" and of fit implied in "retrofit". In all these avoidances, alteration avoids being restricted by deep structures in architectural discourse that finally pertain to definitions of the architectural work and to authorship. Implying change in an obtuse, everyday way, alteration allows us to think about architecture from a different outset."

Editor: Mari Lending, AHO Oslo
Guest Edited: Tim Anstey, Catharina Gabrielsson, KTH
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