The Archi-texture of Parliament: Flaneur as Method in Westminster

Puwar, Nirmal. 2010. The Archi-texture of Parliament: Flaneur as Method in Westminster. The Journal of Legislative Studies, 16(3), pp. 298-312. ISSN 1357-2334 [Article]

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How does one approach a study of the archi-textures of parliamentary spaces? How do the walls, floors, doors, grilles, sculptures, murals and glass sensate legitimate parliamentary rites, rituals and performances? How do they also provide researchers with opportunities for telling altered iterations of how parliamentary space has both contained and been taken apart? If the buildings and its textures are embedded with iconography and haptic architectures which provide containers of democracy, how can we, as researchers working through different occupations of architectures, evacuate a different imagination of political space?

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14 Oct 2013 08:08

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