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4.7.2012 – Issue 2 - After After Allen Stan Videos

Stan Allen

If we look at the political landscape today everything is being played out over questions of borders and boundaries. As architects our expertise lies much more in the creation of borders and boundaries, in the establishment of limits than it does in the dissolution of those limits. That kind of large paradigm shift from the 80s - early 2000s to today is the rethinking of problems of connectivity versus boundaries, limits versus smoothness and even one can say in very specific terms the rediscovering and refocusing on the vertical plane which is both the plane of signification but also the plane of division and boundaries.

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