The Unofficial Archive

Broken Continuum by Antonio Samaniego

Broken Continuum

This project deals with the representation of physical space. Throughout history our relationship with space has been determined by social, cultural and economical factors. In recent times, our cultural structure has changed drastically, and with it, so has our perception and appreciation of space, negotiating the neurological and cultural influences. Still, our representation of the physical environment has stayed roughly the same. Given that representation is the key factor in the creation of cultural imagery, that leaves us vulnerable to manipulation (f.i. by commercial enterprises or political ideologies), and unable to cope with upcoming challenges. We must acknowledge the need for abstraction in representation, and the essential role of the designer in that process.

Antonio Samaniego