On the "Contestation" on Monastic Studies, see Maitland, Dark Ages, § x.
Architecture's identification with the built environment makes environmental conditions the primary site for political contestation.
And of the principle of open exchange: that interchange and open contestation was educationally and politically preferable to instruction.
In this it is, in itself, an example of the continued contestation of rhetorical public space.
Identity is not fixed but subject to possible contestation.