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        • Beyond a Game of Tetris
          Thoughts on Labour, Work and Action in Architecture

        Abstract
        Drawing upon Kenneth Frampton’s reading of Hannah Arendt’s The Human Condition, architect and architecture theorist Hannah Knoop explores the potential of architecture in times of instrumental labour and economistic logic. Frampton uses Arendt’s distinction between ‘labour’ and ‘work’ to make sense of the increasing influence of the building process’s mechanistic logic on architecture. Knoop reflects on her work with architecture office studioeuropa, wherein she, in the daily practice, recognises Frampton’s concern about the increasing influence of economic and technocratic thinking on architecture. She pleads for an ‘architecture beyond Tetris’ and the architect as a public intellectual.
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        Citation
        Knoop, H. (2020). Beyond a Game of Tetris. Thoughts on Labour, Work and Action in Architecture. Table Settings. . Reflections on architecture with Hannah Arendt, OASE, (106), 96–99. Retrieved from https://www.oasejournal.nl/en/Issues/106/BeyondaGameofTetris

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