Unconfessed Architecture: Survivance, in Eflux Architecture

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At face value, the term “survivance” invokes, but suggests something more than mere survival or subsistence. Deconstructed, sur-vivance divulges a bursting forth of life. Sur: above and beyond, rhyming in intent with hyper, meta, super. Vivance: the French take on the Latin root for vitality, vigor, and vivaciousness. Thus, survivance: hyper vitality, super vigor. Surviving as thriving. Thriving as surviving.

Survivance is a collaboration between the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and e-flux Architecture. Editors Nick Axel, Natchee Blu Barnd, Black Quantum Futurism, Lindsay Bremner, Nikolaus Hirsch, Lesley Lokko, Amba J. Sepie, Troy Conrad Therrien.

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Original languageEnglish
JournalE-Flux Journal
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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