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Article by an architect, artist, semiotic Justinas Dūdėnas
Architectural communication in general
Let’s begin with the fact that however we understood architecture, in nearly all cases it is related to politics. Any type of architecture coordinates and rules our actions, controlling the way we move, the way we orient, things that we can approach and things that are hidden from us. Thus, the means of control in this case is structures, rather than the law. Just like mountains, seas, rivers and marshes draw political walls, determine trade routes and thus become a geopolitical factor, streets, landmarks, fences, walls and doors repeat the very same pattern only on a smaller scale. Thus we could openly refer to this as being political. …