Departmental Papers (Architecture)

Document Type

Conference Paper

Date of this Version

October 1998


Presented at ACSA Northeast Regional Conference: Work: The Creative and the Critical, 1998.


We still light candles when we sit down to particular kinds of meals, whether those are ritual meals like thanksgiving, or intimate occasions, or even at expensive restaurants. The candle is an outmoded technological device. Its continued use offers a remnant of previous habits and a kind of resistance to the conditions of modern life.



Date Posted: 15 August 2008