What is a style that would at last be contemporary, in and of itself, when objects are turned into things and Modern can be identified as a mainly ethic category?
All editorials written exclusively for Domus by the great French philosopher, sociologist and anthropologist.
As we begin to realise the fragility and existence of the spheres in which we live, of atmospheres such as our environment, the same way must we begin to do with the public sphere of our collective living.
Anticipating the notion of augmented reality, Latour answers the early-millennium question: will a digital revolution make reality more virtual? The answer is a clear “No”.
Modern as an attitude has always brought an structural ambiguity, and a co-depence relationship with the past. So,“Welcome to a new Idea: the future?”
Against the illusion of direct democracy in times of representation crisis: “It’s because of a massive transformation and extended “spin” that politics accomplishes the feat of transforming the many voices into a few”
Why psychological foundations of economy should be considered instead of being denied. Latour’s editorial for Domus issue 874, October 2004.
Hard times for democracy, as we realize its meaning is not something on which the whole world agrees. Latour’s editorial for Domus issue 875, November 2004.
“We knew how to order things in time, but we have no idea of the space in which to collect ourselves”. Latour’s editorial for Domus issue 876, December 2004.
The great French intellectual has passed away at the age of 75. He had been a regular contributor to Domus in 2004, writing one editorial per issue: speeches that are still highly topical, of which we republish the one that originally appeared on issue 871.