Conquering the Classroom: Tracking Architectural Controversies

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How can buildings be perceived not only for their properties as stable objects and spatial organisation, but also and at the same time as series of transformations, as socio-material orderings, as movements? On the basis of a discussion between architectural theory and actor network-theory, the paper proposes that spatial visions can be followed as issues of dispute and investigation in distributed, cognitive processes. This paper is based on studies of the planning of a new secondary school, focusing on a spatial concept emerging during the course named ‘The X zone’ – a spatial zone for interaction. Through analytical emphasis on the visual materials and documents produced during the process, and through interviews with architects, clients and engineers, I describe the continuous efforts to establish and strengthen architectural motives, and how they eventually gain the ability to align other motives and other actors.
TitelCIB 2010 World Congress Proceedings: Building a Better World
Antal sider12
Udgivelses stedGreater Manchester, Salford Quays
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-1-905732-91-3
StatusUdgivet - 2010
BegivenhedCIB World Congress 2010 - CIB, Greater Manchester, Salford Quays, Storbritannien
Varighed: 10 maj 201013 maj 2010


KonferenceCIB World Congress 2010
ByGreater Manchester, Salford Quays


  • architectureMapping Architectural ControversieMapping Architectural Controversiess
  • Mapping Architectural Controversies
  • Management in Architecture
  • Architectural Process

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Lotz, K. (2010). Conquering the Classroom: Tracking Architectural Controversies. I CIB 2010 World Congress Proceedings: Building a Better World CIB.