Notes on the Nature of Informality
Nowadays, technology and technicality is the new metaphysics. After the collapse of political utopias and since god had already been killed by Nietzsche what remained for the people as a field to project their hopes is the technological utopia. Technology offers to human beings what in the past an ideology or a god was offering to them, the hope for safety and preservation of their being. This becomes so dominant that eventually technology becomes our being. People believe in systems and not only connect themselves to them but they grow attached to them. This is certainly because of many plausible reasons but on the other hand this belief has several side
effects. Technology becomes an extension of ourselves and also a formative device, becoming itself a scope, in such a way that we often cannot see further than the “formal”.
In between Symbolisms and Social Constructions
Similarly to the words, forms have no meaning, they just convey meanings. Forms are the tokens for recalling an always deformed memory.
The House as Oikos in a City as Polis
Buildings are more than passive containers of people and activities, buildings and space are formative as in the same time they are formable. Therefore, buildings are not primarily, art, technical, economical or technological objects, but social objects.