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Trapped in the present: planning, architecture and postmodern time

Kaminer, Tahl ORCID: 2022. Trapped in the present: planning, architecture and postmodern time. Antinomies 22 (3) , pp. 119-135. 10.17506/26867206_2022_22_3_119
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While the notion of "postmodernism" may have run its course, the temporality of our era is still trapped in the postmodern consciousness of time, the "now-time," which manifests itself in the short-term goals of governments and the exhaustion of planning, in low interest rates encouraging spending instead of saving, in the dominance of the principle of quick results, and in the "curation" of culture through social media. New concepts of time were of key importance for the transition from traditional societies to modern ones, which was primarily manifested in the affirmation of the idea of linear time instead of ideas about cyclic temporality. This article identifies three temporal regimes that have developed within the framework of modernity: a regime focused on the past, which was crucial in the Age of Enlightenment and was accompanied by the emergence of historiography; a regime that focuses on the future, which can be attributed to the utopias of Saint-Simon and Charles Fourier that emerged at the time, and which reached its limits with the post-World War II post-war planning system; and a mode focused on the present, which is associated with postmodernity...

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Architecture
Language other than English: Russian
ISSN: 2686-7206
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 6 March 2023
Date of Acceptance: 5 December 2019
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2023 15:59

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