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Title: Targeting Theory: Criticality and The City
Authors: WONG MAY EE
Keywords: Post-critical architecture, Operational Research Theory Institute, targeting, criticality, networks, city
Issue Date: 6-May-2010
Citation: WONG MAY EE (2010-05-06). Targeting Theory: Criticality and The City. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Examining the discourse of post-critical architecture and the use of architectural/critical theory in the Israeli Defense Forces? urban warfare doctrine, this thesis asserts that contemporary network-influenced notions of architecture reveal knowledge, theory and architecture as expressions of militarised thought, which is embodied in the concept of targeting. Targeting is the projection of a goal that is operationalised through the establishment or eradication of the boundary or limit. The logic behind critical thinking, targeting raises a problem of criticality with the selective eradication of boundaries that, while suggesting flow, might fail to account for socio-political or ideological implications. This thesis highlights the transitivity in targeting which exposes the flow of networks as the result of contestation between critical thinking and critique: a reflective mode of thought identifying the boundaries/limits of an emergent phenomenon, which renders the spaces generated by networks as bordered spaces of complexity instead of borderless ones.
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