A Strange Newness: An open lecture on Architecture as Science Fiction

Literary critic Darko Suvin contends that science fiction is a ‘literature of cognitive estrangement’ expressing an ‘exclusive interest in a strange newness, a novum’; any survey of the most advanced architectural production of the last one hundred years reveals the existence of whole series of fictional ‘novum’ even if they are not explicitly labelled as such. As part of this definition Suvin also equates the … Continue reading A Strange Newness: An open lecture on Architecture as Science Fiction