We are inundated with symbols these days because the second phase of the local elections has transformed political sloganeering into symbolic acts. The election times play with the symbols, either by generating new ones or by giving continuity to some established ones.
In a friendly confrontation with a group of architects the other day, I asked a question: ‘Is architecture dead in the sense that you were all advocating it until a few years ago?’ The answer came as if in a chorus—’no, it is not.’
The above news headline struck me as a metaphor of the election that is underway. The metaphorical meaning is that there are many unanswered questions, many quirks and silences not revealed fully in this election.