not-oriented opening of cartographic and architectural representation: escape from the cartesian space
Doruk C. Özçifçi | The qualities of space and geography requiring comprehensive definitions, renders the representational practices that develops orientation as system, inadequate. Japanese cartography fragments the whole into pieces at the same usage level, questions the connections by moving among the scales of image and requires the movement of the subject. In doing so, it is radically separated from the Western tradition of thought that transfers information by keeping with orientation and main direction. The traces of an architectural representation that escapes from cartesian order can be found in Enric Miralles’s representations. They have the power to reach from a semi-existence to a beyond-existence by acquiring a topographical quality that discovers the finites and infinites of planes and dimensions they connect to.