Convivium: Paradigm Shift

Many regard the events of May 1968 as provocative acts that spurred a radical paradigmatic shift in politics, philosophy, and architecture. Forty years later, it can be argued that a second shift is upon us. How might we define the current paradigm? Are we in a new paradigm? What cultural benchmarks signal a shift? Can there be a multiplicity of paradigms?

Suggested readings:

Eisenman, Peter. "Eisenman's Doubt," Log 13/14 (Fall 2008), p. 185-191.

Kuhn, Thomas. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Chapters 5 and 13.

Convivium is intended to promote lively discourse regarding problems and topics central to the discipline of architecture.

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