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ter(r)a. tories territories of tera forma Eftihis Efthimiou Evangelos Koutrogiannis Ioanna Xidi Evy Tsolaki Vassiliki- Maria Plavou


Initial Archive


Terms

Teratoplasis : the abnormal “growth� and development of a fetus [teras + plasis]

Teras (/Monster): imaginary creature of supernatural size and repulsive guise || anything of extraordinar- ily gruesome appearance || anything set apart due to some excessive attribute || anything negative that has obtained tremendous dimensions, rendering it diďŹƒcult to handle || anything perceived as perverted due to some deviation from the ordinary.

Jacques Derrida reminds us of the etymological link via Latin roots between the verb to show, to indicate, to point, to montrer and the term monster (monstre)

cadavre exquis

In other words, the ritournelle (refrain), for me, is absolutely linked to the problem of territory, and of processes of entrance or exit of the

Platho - Plasi (/Creation) : to create something by giving it form || to mold ductile matter || to create something with the use of imagination || to contrive something.

territory, meaning to the problem of deterritorialization. I enter in my territory, I try, or I deterrito- rialize myself, meaning I leave my territory. Gilles Deleuze


Praxis

Monster

Urban field Body

Architecture

Territory

Voyeur flâneur collector

Praxis I

collection of elements that signify the monstrous

Praxis I I

classification and grouping

Praxis III

placement of the objects in the structure

Praxis IV

“explosion” of the body of the collection, recomposition and suspension of elements


Collecting


Compact City

Classification and

Road City

Grouping

Scene City Compact City

shopping malls “clubs”

Phantom City

brothel

Phantom City

dilapidated complexes damaged buildings

Road City

gas stations open air market repugnant neighboring

Scene City

suburbs “theme” districts touristic sites

City-bage

socially inactive public space contaminated natural systems

Arbitrary City

arbitrary structures on terraces arbitrary structures arbitrary structural expansions

City- bage

Arbitrary City


Classification and Road City

Grouping Road City

gas stations open air market repugnant neighboring


Road city


Classification and

Compact City

Grouping Compact City

shopping malls “clubs” brothel


Compact city


Classification and Grouping City- bage

socially inactive public space contaminated natural systems

City- bage


City- bage


Classification and Grouping Phantom City

dilapidated complexes damaged buildings

Phantom City


City- bage


Periptero hybrid structure : open air market - road - building


Athens, contrary to what Le Corbusier was still able, in his day, to claim, is the city that is better read at night than during the day. The multiple kiosks that punctuate urban space find their raison d’etre at dusk, when their rooftops transform into lampshades to form enlarged bedside lamps, transforming the city into a gigantic bedroom. Even Claes Oldenburg would not have dared to dream of such a work of art.

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