Secondary agency: learning from Boris Groys
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.