Doxa, or Doxic Environment

A doxic environment is one that seems so inevitable that no-one seeks to question it. It operates under the premise of ‘naturality,’ ‘misperception,’ and ‘arbitrariness’ (Stevens, 1998, p. 56-57).

Naturality; any particular field exists as a construct which seems so natural and absolute that the agents acting within it do not think to analyse or question it.

Misperception; the architectural field is ordered through ‘naturality’ which structures so successfully due to the illusion of a lack of structure.

Arbitrariness; that naturality and misperception cannot be seen by those within the field. The idea that it is a construct and could be different can only be seen by those outside of the field.


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