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Vesper No. 2 | Author-Matter | Spring-Summer 2020



Eduardo Roig

How Not to Be a (Modern) Author


Today architecture can be seen as a large technological infrastructure where the various types of architects join in starting from their relocated status. As a consequence of the convergence of computing and communication, architecture and its authors must undoubtedly distinguish themselves for their strong mediation skills. The question of intellectual property and authorship is at present often blurred, lacking an identifiable and up-to-date regulatory framework.

This essay outlines – in the form of a tutorial – a diagnosis of contemporary ecological architecture, by exploring the relationship between the author and the other stakeholders that participate in this hypermediated professional practice. The author hardly prevails but as one more object in the grammar of architecture, an entity whose characteristics have more to do with those of the digital object rather than with those of that modern author Roland Barthes sentenced to death in 1967.





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