Architecture’s thing and the thingness of theory
The question ‘what is this thing called theory?’ is a provocation, a risk and a kind of
invitation to step outside of the semantic arguments about theoretical speculations. It
could be said that the thing and the theory are worlds apart: we encounter the former in
everyday life, while we speculate about our projective ideas in the latter. Yet, such a
division does not aid the contingent answers and the audacious ambiguities embedded
in asking the question that this paper wants to address obliquely: what is the relationship
between ‘architecture’s thing’ and the ‘thingness of theory’?