Abstract 16:34-47

Borsuk, Błażej (2015) Invisible Surveillance - Architecture in the Service of Law and Order. „Normy, Dewiacje i Kontrola Społeczna” 16: 34-47.



In modern philosophy some voices assert a growing tendency of traditional, crystallized structures becoming more and more deliquescent, and of their properties and tasks being transferred to formerly subjugated smaller structures. Similar assumptions can be found in works of constructivists (Jean Baudrillard) and of post-modern thinkers (Zygmunt Bauman, Umberto Eco): they talk about a diluted role of information makers in the information-based civilization. These democratizing (?), emancipatory (?), participative (?) trends are equally noticeable in other areas of social life, and help, among all, maintain law and legal order. In this paper we endeavor to prove that the supervision function is shifted from outside the group to a well-thought-out architectural solution which forces users to take care of the law and order in their surrounding space.



strategic design, strategies & tactics, Actor-Network Theory (ANT), architecture, exclusion