not discovery but constitution

What is essential to creation is not ‘discovery’ but constituting the new: art does not discover, it constitutes; and the relation between what it constitutes and the ‘real’, an exceedingly complex relation to be sure, is not a relation of verification. And on the social plane, which is our main interest here, the emergence of new institutions and of new ways of living is not a ‘discovery’ either but an active constitution.

– Cornelius Castoriadis, The Imaginary Institution of Society

via Danae Theodoridou on Facebook

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