Publication
Title
Beyond the mandate of the architect : or how inquisitive practitioners redefine it
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Abstract
What is “in” the mandate and what reaches “beyond”? What is the mandate of an architect anyway? What to think of the inclination of the architect to systematically do more than strictly what a client asked for? This topic has been little theorised in academic literature, probably because it is a matter of practice. This paper reports on an in-depth analysis of six research practices, described in a set of academic papers, submitted by architects who participated in the “Beyond the Mandate” symposium in March 2023 in Brussels. It inquires into how they deal with these questions in their country and how they relate them to history, law and theory. The paper provides some speculative answers as it ponders over and questions the role and position assumed by the architect in regards to the mandate given by the commissioner.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Practices in research
Source (book)
Beyond the mandate
Publication
2023
Volume/pages
4 (2023) , p. 203-236
Full text (open access)
UAntwerpen
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Subject
Art 
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 19.12.2023
Last edited 20.12.2023
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