Militant Practice: an Intervention in Architectural Historiography
Supervisors: Marina Latouri and Nina Power
The grounds for politicizing architectural practices can only be seen from the perspective of a radically modernist subjectivity. Crucial for the production of that subject’s discourse is what I will call ‘militant historiography,’ or ‘militant periodization.’ This thesis, utilizing concepts from the work of Alain Badiou, takes the form of an intervention into the historiographic theory of modernism.
Will Orr is a designer, theorist, and musician. After completing his master's degree in architecture at the University of Toronto, he worked as a freelance designer, before beginning PhD research at the AA in 2014.