Dust revolutions. Dust, informe, architecture (notes for a reading of Dust in Bataille)

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The Journal of Architecture, 2007, 12 (4), pp. 437 - 447
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Dust is less dirty than dirt. Dry, deprived of wetness and greasiness, dust is light, volatile, mobile. It settles and accumulates, but it is then easily airborne again. Dust travels. It is, for this reason, heterogeneous. It collects and incorporates particles of different origin, bearing traces of its movements and whereabouts in rather than on itself, by exchanging parts of itself with its environment(s). It gathers and it leaves itself behind, constantly engaged in a mutual exchange with its place. Even in apparent total stillness, dust moves with gravity, and grows
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