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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B62/S27.088

THE CRISIS OF ARCHITECTURAL CREATIVITY: AN ESSAY ON UNDERSTANDING OF NON-GOOD IN THE ARCHITECTURE

A. Bobic, Z Lazovic, V. Djokic
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-21-6 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 6, Vol. 2, 683-690 pp

ABSTRACT
In front of the post-industrial society is a challenge that can be seen through the
question: Is it possible to overcome the current concept of the crisis decision which
takes the form of an external challenge to the individual, and a necessary internal
response? This paper examines the crisis of architectural creativity from the position of ethics. The concepts of virtue ethics or deontology in the context of redefined position and role of architectural creativity in postmodernity are explored accordingly. A particular focus of the paper is on understanding of Alain Badiou’s ethical theory and an understanding of ethics focusing on the Good . Consequently, the concepts such as Truth, Event, Subject and Fidelity are studied, for the purpose of detecting and understanding the current crisis of architectural creativity. Of special importance for this study was a review of the concept of fidelity of Event in architecture, in order to make a distinction between Good and Non-Good, as something that is not true to Event and, as such, denies the Truth. Hence, the paper discusses the ethical issues related to the cities of the XXI Century, based on the trends of global changes in society, politics, democracy, economy and their relations to the natural environment. The result of this research is reflected in the conclusion that the crisis of the architectural creativity is autonomous and does not come as a consequence of the crisis of something that is ’outside’ (political, economic, etc.), but its causes are within the subjective paradigm of enjoyment, ergo experiments with death within life.

Keywords: Alain Badiou, architectural creativity; Event; postmodernity; ethics; Truth; Non-Good; Evil