Intraventions in flux: towards a modal spatial practice that moves and cares

Oren Lieberman, Alberto Altés Arlandis

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Intravention speaks of engaged presence, attention and care: a respectful and responsible ‘mode’ or attitude which proceeds in relation with what happens. Care brings in an ethical dimension to attention by approaching it not as a cognitive process oriented towards understanding, but as a way of restoring to presence, and not in order to become aware of, but to draw us into correspondence with the world. Rather than understanding spatial practice as stable and immobile, people propose to focus on a caring attention to both what holds or endures and to what is in flux: situatedness and movement. Intraventions in flux are non-cynical practices of care which interrogate methodologies and embrace the modal. They think through movement, emphasise attention and foreground the way(s) in which people are moved, questioning the usual understanding of movement as a property of subjects. Movement is something that happens to us rather than an identified ‘us’ performing it.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArchitecture and Collective Life
EditorsPenny Lewis, Lorens Holm, Sandra Costa Santos
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781003118985
ISBN (Print)9780367633912, 9780367633905
Publication statusPublished - 29 Oct 2021

Publication series

NameCritiques: Critical Studies in Architectural Humanities


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