Expanding Architecture Design as Activism
Author: Bryan Bell (Editor), Katie Wakeford (Editor), Thomas Fisher (Foreword by)
publisher: D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers
publisher Date: 10/28/2008
Schools: University of North Carolina at Charlotte-Center City
Description: 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 activismor "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.