Architecture. This is about it. It says so right at the top of the page. And I’ll be honest with you; I find the subject absolutely fascinating in all its stoic-yet-strange, passionate-but-stable, confident-while-conflicted, infuriating and inspiring glory, but perhaps you need a bit more convincing.
Anyone who thinks “boring,” when they hear “architecture” is likely only thinking of the subject’s praxis: the practical, built-to-last, nuts-and-bolts of construction and style. And it’s not that bad, but 2000+ years of Doric columns and Greco-Roman facades often fail to interest those of us with a pulse. The trick is, architecture becomes totally electric when it begins asking tough questions about how humans create and perceive their world; how and why humans do the things that make us so very… human. Architecture lives a double-life, you see: trafficking in the concrete certainty of the large-scale built form, and the nebulously mental realms of ideas, theory and philosophy.
But…what is architecture, anyway?