This article - my first real submission – presents an abridged and retrospective narrative on the content of my Master’s thesis, completed in September 2015. It serves as a useful first-post as it comes to contend with, quite concisely, one example of those ‘unrepresented realities’ of architecture I speak of in the introduction to this platform.
Openly Critical is a platform supporting the unorthodox representation and evaluation of architecture. It seeks to uncover and spotlight diverse realities of architecture existing outside the scope of conventional architectural criticism. It is a site of counter-criticism; countering the hegemony of abstract perspectivism with postmodern theory and a fresh, experimental use of representative media. In general, it strives to reconcile the contemporary role of architectural criticism with the tools of scholastic thinking and the fruits of the digital age. Moving towards an open, yet critical, consideration of built space and form.