looking this week at the different uses of the word genealogy, which is a term in history, philosophy, architecture, and of course the study of family lineage– all connected. Foucault’s use of the word pulls from Nietzsche, and is useful to me because it also proposes a study of history that has no prentensions of objectivity and even suggests perspective in the way we would expect of a game mode.

Some texts-

  • Akenson, Donald, and Donald Harman Akenson. 2007. Some Family: The Mormons and How Humanity Keeps Track of Itself. Montréal, CA: McGill-Queen’s University Press.
  • Foucault, Michel. 1977. “Nietzsche, Genealogy, History.” In Language, Counter-Memory, Practice: Selected Essays and Interviews, edited by D. F. Bouchard. Ithaca, NY [u.a.]: Cornell University Press.
  • Tafuri, Manfredo. 1987. The Sphere and the Labyrinth: Avant-Gardes and Architecture from Piranesi to the 1970s. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press.