Human : Machine : Structure – Dynamic Continuities – pub. 2012
Marie S.A. Sorensen’s article Human : Machine : Structure – Dynamic Continuities was published in Int|AR Journal, Vol 02, Interventions Adaptive Reuse, in 2012 by the Rhode Island School of Design. The article is available at Academia.edu and Researchgate.net.
The desire to re-instate a level of public status in factory buildings left abandoned in the wake of World War II – indicated in 1969 by the emergence of the field of industrial archaeology in the United States – is a common interest world-wide. The motivations behind this concern are revealed through the evolving relationship between humans and machines from the end of the nineteenth to the early part of the twentieth century. In re-presenting abandoned factory buildings as emergent interpreted contexts, the origins of the human-machine relationship – and its dramatic affect on the experience and practice of daily life – are at stake.