(17-18) Architecture’s truths/lies

Architecture’s truths/ Architecture’s Lies
Epistemological exercises in architecture
(urban projects at the intermediate scale + emerging architectural intelligence (working on site in Europe))

Le Myesier’s Brevicum features an image entitled Truth abducted to the Tower of Falsehood, which depicts a tower adorned with the demons of falsehood and the voice of truth calling out to the philosophers (Aristotle, Averroes and Ramon Llull) to come rescue her. They arrive, in their mobile siege towers, Llull armed with what  was to become the algorithm. This image reminds us of architecture’s thorny relations to truth making – our conceptual site for our Master’s Disseratations research and proposals this year.

Le Myesier’s Brevicum features an image entitled Truth abducted to the Tower of Falsehood, which depicts a tower adorned with the demons of falsehood and the voice of truth calling out to the philosophers (Aristotle, Averroes and Ramon Llull) to come rescue her. They arrive, in their mobile siege towers, Llull armed with what  was to become the algorithm. This image reminds us of architecture’s thorny relations to truth making – our conceptual site for our Master’s Disseratations research and proposals this year.

Fact checking software, with its forensic analysis of metadata, is struggling to compete with the artifice of falsehood that mutating memes are propagating,  leaving the laws of empiricism policing of the construction of facts without anchor or authority.

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