A matter of view

October 18, 2012


Matter is all around us they say.

But what is it then that makes us notice some and some not. What makes us like some, dislike some and take some for granted? Is it the distance between me and the matter? If I can touch it or not? How compact the matter is built? If it is natural or designed by the hand of man? Is it the amount of matter? Is it how the matter meet other matter? Does the matter change depending on from where we view it? What happens to our use of matter if we suddenly discover matter that we up until now have taken for granted?

What would your world look like if it was built out of your favorite matter?

/Hanna Wikström

Katie Lloyd Thomas ed. ‘Introduction’, Material Matters: Architecture and Material Practice, London: Routledge, 2007.
Diana Coole and Samantha Frost, ‘Introducing the New Materialism’, in Diana Coole and Samantha Frost, eds, New Materialisms: Ontology, Agency, and Politics, Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2010.


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