ABSTRACT

Architecture could be said to be an art of managing invisibility. Politics, it could also be said, is about manifesting the invisible of potential social order, often in the midst of ideological conditions that prohibit it – and often this prohibition comes in the form of buildings and landscapes. What is literally invisible but nonetheless present and influential we call “virtual.” We can imagine and experience a reality even if it can’t be shown literally, and much of what we can experience ultimately depends on events and processes that have taken place outside the sense-immediacy of the literal present.