This week the readings by González, Bier, and Koliji as well as the class discussions revolved around our attempt to understand the corresponding ways in which abstraction, movement, geometry, mathematics, and philosophy work in composing metaphors of space and place.
On Tuesday we developed working definitions of the concepts of abstraction, kinetics, and geometry as intermediary, and today we moved to spatial and architectural expressions that rest heavily on foundations of mathematics and philosophy. We discussed, for instance, how is squaring the circle or the circling of the square a metaphor for carving a sacred space? How do the ‘basic’ works of geometry and mathematics morph in architectural processes and protocols to mediate with the creation of sacred spaces?
Reflect upon these questions, and compose a comment on these or other questions you have thought about in relation to the assigned readings and class discussions of this week. Please, post by SUNDAY at 5pm.