Chalmers Conferences, Transvaluation: Making the world matter

Architecture and Transvaluation: Spirituality and Transformative Evolution in Intentional Environments
Michael Karassowitsch

Last modified: 2015-08-18


This paper proposes spiritual practice as an operative opening toward an alternative to the “monopoly of ‘efficiency–standards’”. This is approached in terms of architectural practice with attention paid to its profession and in terms of educational environments in the widest sense. A description of the salient aspect of the rajayoga and its antecedents can demonstrate practically the essence of architecture in its the materialistic cultures. Rajayoga provides a structure with which to assess the themes of Poetics and Politics of Value, Worlding and ‘U–Topos’ accordingly and to develop the discrimination essential in architectural practice. The conclusion is for developing terms for the values of mind and Being long developed in spiritual practice and its documentation within the Being dwelling. The opportunity is opened to exit the monopoly yet to work productively with exact sciences and social sciences as subordiante to a goal in architecture and in education


architectural practice; rajayoga; building technology; spirituality


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