Vol. 15 No. 2 (2021): Issue # 29 | Autumn/ Winter 2021 |The Architecture of Populism: Media, Politics and Aesthetics
This issue of Footprint questions the complex concept of populism, explaining how, in recent debates, it has more and more often been related to architectural issues. Partly based on the analysis of political philosopher and historian Jan-Werner Müller, our understanding of the term reaches to both ends of the political spectrum. Yet rather than simply aiming to provide a clear definition of populism, this issue sheds more light on a debated concept, showing its multi-facetted aspects in relation to space and aesthetics. Through the categories of media, politics and aesthetics, this issue also shows the logical progression between the different pieces included. Acknowledging the complex nature of the word populism is essential for the understanding of the variety of takes included in this issue.
Issue's editors: Salomon Frausto and Léa-Catherine Szacka