Dwyer's essay 'Noticing the Unnoticed' presents four art-architecture projects as a contribution to a discourse about normative hierarchies of 'seeing' within spatial design, architecture and the academy.
19 Sep 2010
jmag 1 Identities is a Geneva Fribourg Burgdorf Joint Master of Architecture Publication (Infolio 2010) in which all the essays are published in English, and French or German. The collected essays address architecture and identity, and Dwyer's essay "Noticing the Unnoticed" presents four recent art-architecture projects as a contribution to a discourse about normative hierarchies of "seeing" within spatial design, architecture and the academy.
She suggests cartographic actions at the margins of professional practice and expertise, which are usually used to keep the public disempowered. Enactments of domestic activities, interdisciplinary collective actions, disruptions and re-directions of common tools make us experience what happens when minority aspects become visible in our architecture, city or country, bringing repressed identities and figures into the centre of 'seeing'.