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Politics + Architecture = Politecture

Art and Politics have a provocative relationship, it is a concept that is old and new, clear and complex, visible and invisible. Certain art forms lend themselves quite readily towards a political agenda, music being one of those art forms. Music can inspire people through the lyrics, but it also has the potential to give a large group of people a politcal voice. However, there seems to be a disconnection between the politics of architecture and the artistic activism of music and the fine arts. As a result, the political potential in buildings may often be overlooked or simply not perceived by the general public. Therefore, as an architecture student, I created Politecture to highlight some of the politics around architecture that I find interesting. Aside from writing about it, I wanted to use the ‘visual-creature’ mentality of architects to visually represent the narrative.

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