chapter  19
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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’?