Architectures of Politics

Potentials, Images and Principles for a ‘Parliament of Things’

  • Ignacio Farías Technical University of Munich
  • Gonzalo Correa Universidad de la República


This article discusses the role of parliaments in the production of modern politics and proposes that contemporary political challenges necessitate a new parliamentarian architecture. While Bruno Latour operationalizes the idea of a ‘parliament of things’ in procedural terms, this article explores its possible material expression. To this end, it relies on a sketch design seminar with architecture students at the Technical University of Munich, the proposition of which was to design a political building to put in presence of each other the human and nonhuman actors involved in a fictional socio-environmental controversy. The results include images and principles that challenge the assumptions of the modern parliamentarian form of doing and understanding politics.

How to Cite
FARÍAS, Ignacio; CORREA, Gonzalo. Architectures of Politics. Diseña, [S.l.], n. 11, p. 80-95, june 2018. ISSN 2452-4298. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 13 aug. 2020. doi:
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