Sanja Simonović Alfirević, Đorđe Alfirević

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Performance studies and performativity are relatively new concepts - constantly evolving with great creative and developmental potential, which are often applied and related to various artistic and theoretical practices. Given that the relational framework between architecture and performative practice has yet to be sufficiently explored, the main research problem in this paper is the systematization of a discursively based view of the performativity of architecture. The architecture performativity is considered from the Performance studies applied to architecture, so the subject of research is focused on the artistic practices in which architecture is a tool, stage or part of performative act. The research process includes the systematization of the significance and meaning of performance in the tangential field of performance practices and architecture. Architecture, considered as an instrument of performative practice, instead of mere objectivity, foregrounds the effect it produces on the user in their mutual interaction.


Performativity, architecture, performance studies, performative practice

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