Nature in cambiamento: l’esperimento del Garden Grove di Robert Schuller

Antonio Petrov

Abstract


Attraverso la visione del Garden Grove drive-in walk-in church, del reverendo evangelico Robert H. di Schuller, questo articolo si propone di esemplificare come la sua architettura abbia trasceso le aree geografiche esistenti, a lungo ancorate all’epistemologia di ciò che può essere definito come tradizionale architettura“religiosa”. Questo articolo esamina come Schuller strumentalizzi i più ampi grovigli di contesti politici per modificare o manipolare il soggetto religioso tradizionale. Esso presenta anche come l’esperimento del Garden Grove di Robert Schuller riconcettualizzi il “territorio” come dimensione ideologica in evoluzione; non come una traiettoria o spazio transitorio, ma come terza natura abitabile. La mia sfida analitica stabilisce letture dell’architettura religiosa come manifestazioni interiorizzate. Per fare ciò, pone le seguenti domande: in che modo questa dimensione meta-geografica getti nuova luce su questioni di estetica architettonica (tradizionale) nell’architettura protestante? Quali spazi e quale politica produce? La terza natura ha una sua storia?

Parole chiave


Territorialità umana; Geografie sacre; Terza natura; Superordinario; Chiesa drive-in; Religione al dettaglio; Robert Schuller; Richard Neutra

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DOI: 10.6092/issn.2036-1602/6310

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