Lexicon for the Provisional Future(s)


abstraction-figurationModern institutions representing the most progressive image of a society heading toward a bright future, often have been taking abstraction as their field of expression. Abstract values signified the presence of an unfamiliar wellness that would be achieved if society followed the rules established by its institutions. Similar rules addressed individuals more directly through a basic figuration that was accepted by everyone. This classic strategy of dual signification created a spatial dichotomy between modern public institutions and traditional private spaces. Being too classical to be accepted by everyone, this dichotomy did not have the capacity to generate order, but rather created chaos instead.
Ivan Kucina