Othman KHALED, The dialogue friendliness of architecture of places of power in independent Tunisia

Abstract

This study demonstrates that the architecture of places of power in independent Tunisia is continuing the colonial configurations; matching a dominative and exclusive conception of power; that is inconsistent with the equity and sharing based conception of the value of independence. The analysis of the legislative, executive and civil powers’ buildings establishes paradigmatic identity between Roman, Turkish, French, American and Tunisian configuration for the topological and morphological syntagms.

Keywords: Tunisia; architecture; power; continuity; domination; reference; consistency; equity; dialogue; Independence.

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