The social (re)production of architecture : politics, values and actions in contemporary practice / edited by Doina Petrescu and Kim Trogal.

by Petrescu, Doina [editor.]Looking glass; Trogal, Kim [editor.]Looking glass.

Publisher: London : Routledge, 2017.Description: xxi, 384 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781138859494.Other title: Social reproduction of architecture.Subject(s): Lefebvre, Henri, 1901-1991Looking glass | Architecture and societyLooking glass | Architecture -- Political aspects | Architecture and Planning | Architecture and Planning | ArchitectureLooking glass | Theory of architectureNote: Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

The Social (Re)Production of Architecture brings the debates of the 'right to the city' into today's context of ecological, economic and social crises. Building on the 1970s' discussions about the 'production of space', which French sociologist Henri Lefebvre considered a civic right, the authors question who has the right to make space, and explore the kinds of relations that are produced in the process. In the emerging post-capitalist era, this book addresses urgent social and ecological imperatives for change and opens up questions around architecture's engagement with new forms of organization and practice. The book asks what (new) kinds of 'social' can architecture (re)produce, and what kinds of politics, values and actions are needed.

The book features 24 interdisciplinary essays written by leading theorists and practitioners including social thinkers, economic theorists, architects, educators, urban curators, feminists, artists and activists from different generations and global contexts. The essays discuss the diverse, global locations with work taking different and specific forms in these different contexts.

A cutting-edge, critical text which rethinks both practice and theory in the light of recent crises, making it key reading for students, academics and practitioners.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Figures (p. viii)
  • Tables (p. xi)
  • Notes on Contributors (p. xii)
  • 1 The social (re)production of architecture in 'crisis-riddied' times (p. 1)
  • Part I Politics
  • 2 Notes on social production, A brief commentary (p. 21)
  • 3 Making places, building communities, empowering citizens: participatory slum upgrading in Thailand (p. 29)
  • 4 Out in prison: taking the case of spatial rights to a prison court(yard) (p. 45)
  • 5 Tea or coffee? Politics and bingo on the pavements (p. 59)
  • 6 Decolonizing architectural education: towards an affective pedagogy (p. 77)
  • 7 Neighbourhood claims for the future: feminist solidarity urbanism in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside (p. 93)
  • 8 Is "tactical urbanism" an alternative to neoliberal urbanism? Reflections on an exhibition at the MoMA (p. 113)
  • 9 Software and spatial practice: the social (co)production of software or software for social (co)production? (p. 129)
  • Part II Values
  • 10 Diverse economies, space and architecture: an interview with Katherine Gibson (p. 159)
  • 11 Caring: making commons, making connections (p. 159)
  • 12 Trade as architecture: public realming through tangible economies (p. 175)
  • 13 Metropolitan commons: spatial commoning in Berlin's GroBer Tiergarten and Tempelhofer Feld (p. 191)
  • 14 Social property and the need for a new urban practice (p. 211)
  • 15 Affordable housing in your lifetime? (p. 225)
  • 16 Popular Brazilian architecture in the making - or the power of productive consumption (p. 239)
  • Part III Actions
  • 17 Tent cities, people's kitchens, free universities: the global villages of occupation movements (p. 257)
  • 18 Tactical practices of creative dissent (p. 271)
  • 19 In action: searching for the in-between city (p. 285)
  • 20 Ways to be public (p. 299)
  • 21 Cultivating spatial possibilities in Palestine: searching for sub/urban bridges in Beit Iksa, Jerusalem (p. 311)
  • 22 Old news from a contact zone: Action Archive in Tensta (p. 329)
  • 23 The Hustadt story - so far (p. 347)
  • 24 A bakery as a site of resistance (p. 361)
  • Index (p. 377)

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Doina Petrescu is Professor of Architecture and Design Activism at the University of Sheffield, UK.
Kim Trogal is lecturer at the Canterbury School of Architecture, University for the Creative Arts, UK.

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