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Living in the spatial shift - Editorial

The spatial and universal understanding has ever been the basis for architectural perception and practice.

The network-based logic of the information technologies, as Manuel Castells states in "The rise of the network society," induces a new configuration of space such as the space of flows and space of places.

Already in 1989 Ed Soja alluded in „Postmodern Geographies“ that our spatial-geographical interpretations of space are no longer sophisticated enough to describe and analyse the holistic changes driven by the ongoing process of globalisation.

We are increasingly disconnecting our perception of the physical space from the general socio-cultural idea of space that is mainly affected by informational networks. The shift from the static and definite to the dynamic and infinite has changed our perception and our build environment.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of this radical but silent transformation and how can we respond to it? If everything is relational and never in a fixed position, what type of orientation do we need? What might be the consequences of this development for society and culture?

The actual topic has the aim to examine the multifaceted opportunities and risks associated with the paradigmatic shift in the spatial perception, its architectural appearance and its consequences for our everyday lives.

MOINOPOLIS is striving for significant reflections on "Living in the spatial shift" which critically appraise, sample and discuss the topic. The platform is open to substantive contributions such as conclusive papers, strong images, or even manifestos.

Text: Radostina Radulova 15.12.2011

Living in the spatial shift

Living in the Spatial Shift - Issue 1/2012

Table of Contents

Models in Development. The Problem of Form and the Primacy of Vision by Ryan R. Ludwig

City of Cores. Providing a physical representation of Life through Architecture by Calvin Chua

Rural to Urban by Ting Ting Dong

Vicarious Precision by Adam Holloway

From Rendering to White Hole Architectures by Radostina Radulova