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Secondary agency: learning from Boris Groys

ByDana Vais

This chapter aims to show how Boris Groys’ writings are relevant for issues of both

agency and architecture. Its method is to read them under a particular key term: the

notion of the secondary. Its argument is that, thus read, they may reveal interesting

perspectives for a specific way of acting not only in art but in architecture too. Its con-

clusion is that a secondary agency can be asserted for architecture and that Groys’

writings provide a useful set of ideas for understanding it.