For four years, architecture-artist Koen Deprez (1961) has worked on his PhD dissertation. The problem statement was the oeuvre itself, entitled: Apology for the flight, narrative technique…
Esse est percipi?
According to George Berkeley (1685-1753), material things do not exist until they have been observed.
Does a rainbow exist if there is no human, animal or camera to perceive it?
Does a place exist if it has never been archived or documented?
Probably... But I still err on the side of caution.