Narrative and Consciousness

Trascendence in the Work of Níall McLaughlin

Adrian Forty 

Bishop Edward King Chapel, 2009-2013, Oxford (United Kingdom)

In talking about his work, Níall McLaughlin often returns to two particular themes. One relates to time, the capacity of architecture to narrate time, to give presence to the uniquely human faculty of being able not only to remember, but also to project into the future. The other concerns the way building can enable a community or a society to become aware of what it holds in common, taking the place, in the words of the archaeologist Colin Renfrew, “of its blood.” Both themes come up in the following discussion...[+]

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