Walking through the crevices of the junctions of incompatibles





Opening; Interstice; Negative; Remnant; Spectrum.


Interstices are minority fields that, because of their opening, are capable of causing opacity in that which, apparently, presents itself with irreducible clarity. Resulting from an incomplete and maladjusted [at the least dual] marriage between the signs/entities that originate them, this interval may destabilize and cause disorder in these entities and their own meanings. The interstitials offer a hyphenated relationship: a simultaneous union and separation, a spacing between the entity’s identity and its otherness or, alterity. One and the other may no longer be seen without the crack or fissure that now separates them, uniting, by a space-time lapse. Ontological, semantic shifts are caused by this fissure, an absence between one and the other, one with and against the other. Based on an improbable approximation between some conceptual and semantic shifts within the design production of architect Rem Koolhaas and the textual production of the philosopher Jacques Derrida, this article questions the notion of unity, coherence, affinity, and complementarity in the process of construction of thought from these ontological, epistemological, and semiological fissures that rattle the signs/entities and their stable meanings. Fissures in a thought that is considered coherent, cohesive, formatted are the negativity that constitutes the interstices that allow us to move towards what still remains as non-identity, which allows us to begin another story.


Deleuze, G. (2010). O que é a Filosofia? (3th ed.), Editora 34

Deleuze, G. (2010). O que é a Filosofia? (3th ed.), Editora 34

Derrida, J. (1978). La Vérité en Peinture. Flammarion

Derrida, J. (1974). Glas. Galilée,

Derrida, J. (1995). Khôra. Papirus

Derrida, J. (2004). Gramatologia. (2th ed.), Perspectiva

Derrida, J. (1991) Margens da Filosofia. Papirus

Freud, S. (2019). O Infamiliar. Autêntica

Giacoia, O. J. (2013). Heidegger Urgente. Três estrelas

Heidegger, M. (2007). A origem da obra de arte. Edições

Heidegger, M. (2008). Parmenides. Editora Vozes

Koolhaas, R, (1978). Delirious New York. The Monacelli Press

Koolhaas, R & Mau, B. (1995). S,M,L,XL. The Monacelli Press

Koolhaas, R. & Boeri, S. & Kwinter S. & Tazi, N. (2001). Mutations. Actar

Koolhaas, R. (2014). Três textos sobre a cidade. GG Brasil

Kristeva, J. (2005). Introdução à semanálise. (2th ed.), Perspectiva

Nietzsche, F. (2001). Além do Bem e do Mal. Preludio a uma Filosofia do Futuro. (2th ed.), Companhia das Letras

Peeters, B. (2013). Derrida. Civilização Brasileira

Safatle, V. (2005) A Paixão do Negativo. Lacan e a Dialética. Editora UNESP

Samoyault, T. (2008). A Intertextualidade. Hucitec

Safranski, R. (2013). Heidegger, um mestre da Alemanha entre o bem e o mal. Geração editorial




How to Cite

GUATELLI, I. Walking through the crevices of the junctions of incompatibles. Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 11, n. 6, p. e46511629290, 2022. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v11i6.29290. Disponível em: https://rsdjournal.org/index.php/rsd/article/view/29290. Acesso em: 18 may. 2022.



Human and Social Sciences