Expanding Architecture Design As Activism

ISBN-10: 1933045787

ISBN-13: 9781933045788

Edition: 2008

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Expanding Architecture presents a new generation of creative design carried out in the service of the greater public and the greater good. Questioning how design can improve daily lives, editors Bryan Bell and Katie Wakeford map an emerging geography of architectural activism--or "public-interest architecture"--that might function akin to public-interest law or medicine by expanding architecture's all too often elite client base. With 30 essays by practicing architects and designers, urban and community planners, historians, landscape architects, environmental designers and members of other fields, this volume presents recent work from around the world that illustrates the ways in which design can address issues of social justice, allow individuals and communities to plan and improve their own lives and serve a much larger percentage of the population than it has in the past. This new inclusionary practice must define new services and new processes, and these are illuminated in the generously illustrated texts as well. Building on the momentum of Bell's Good Deeds, Good Design and other recent landmark publications such as Rural Studio and Design Like You Give a Damn, Expanding Architecture examines evolving notions of socially conscious practice and serves as a guide for designers who are willing to take on the social, economic and environmental challenges we face today. Bryan Bell is the Executive Director of the Raleigh, North Carolina-based Design Corps, which he founded in 1991 to provide community service through architecture. His other initiatives include the Design Corps Fellowship program, the Design Corps Summer Studio and the Structures for Inclusion annual conference. In 2007 he received a National Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects. Katie Wakeford received her M.Arch from North Carolina State University School of Architecture, where she became interested in community design. She began working with Design Corps in 2002, and currently serves as an intern architect with the North Carolina State College of Design's Home Environments Design Initiative, a research and community outreach endeavor focused on affordable and sustainable housing.
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List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers
Publication date: 10/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.672
Language: English

Foreword: Public-Interest Architecture: A Needed and Inevitable Change
Preface: Expanding Design Toward Greater Relevance
Introduction: An Architecture of Change
Social, Economic, and Environmental Design
The Architectural Bat-Signal: Exploring the Relationship between Justice and Design
Toward a Humane Environment: Sustainable Design and Social Justice
El Programa de Vivienda Ecologica: Building the Capacity of Yaqui Women to Help Themselves
Unbearable Lightness
Participatory Design
The Creek That Connects It All: Participatory Planning in a Taiwanese Mountain Village
Growing Urban Habitats: A Local Housing Crisis Spawns a New Design Center
Traditions, Transformation, and Community Design: The Making of Two Ta'u Houses
Claiming Public Space: The Case for Proactive, Democratic Design
Public-Interest Architecture
Mobilizing Mainstream Professionals to Work for the Public Good
The Community Design Collaborative: A Volunteer-Based Community Design Center Serving Greater Philadelphia
Invisible Zagreb
CityworksLosAngeles: Making Differences, Big or Small
Asset-Based Approaches
Designing with an Asset-Based Approach
Communication through Inquiry
Designing Infrastructure/Designing Cities
Housing for the 98%
Mainstreaming Good Design in Affordable Housing: Strategies, Obstacles, and Benefits
Architectural Alchemy
Competition, Collaboration, and Construction with Habitat for Humanity
Architecture and Social Change: The Struggle for Affordable Housing in Oakland's Uptown Project
Prefabricating Affordability
Migrant Housing
Market Modular
ecoMOD: Exploring Social and Environmental Justice through Prefabrication
Out of the Box: Design Innovations in Manufactured Housing
Meshing with Market Forces
Finding Balance: How to Be an Architect, an Environmentalist, and a Developer
Propositions for a New Suburbanism
The Transformative Power of Architectural Education
Building Consensus in Design/Build Studios
Teaching Cooperation
Enhancing Family and Community through Interdisciplinary Design
Building Sustainable Communities and Building Citizens
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