Designers around the world are carving out opportunities for new kinds of engagement, new kinds of collaboration, new kinds of design outcomes, and new kinds of practice; overturning the inherited assumptions of the design professions. Seventeen conversations with practitioners from the fields of architecture, policy, activism, design, education, research, history, community engagement and more, each representing an emergent role for designers to occupy. Whether the “civic entrepreneur,” the “double agent,” or the “strategic designer,” this book offers a diverse spectrum of approaches to design, each offering a potential future for architectural practice.
With a foreword by Dan Hill and interviews with Steve Ashton, ARM; Bryan Boyer, Helsinki Design Lab; Camila Bustamante; Mel Dodd, muf_aus; DUS Architects; Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang; Reinier de Graaf and Laura Baird, AMO; Conrad Hamann; Natalie Jeremijenko, xClinic; Indy Johar, 00:/;Bruce Mau; Arjen Oosterman and Lilet Breddels, Volume; Todd Reisz; Wouter Vanstiphout, Crimson; Matt Webb, BERG; Marcus Westbury, Renew Newcastle; and Liam Young, Unknown Fields.
006 Foreword: Dan Hill.
026 The Massive Changer: Bruce Mau
042 The Civic Entrepreneur: Indy Johar, 00:/
056 The Whole Earth Architect: Reinier de Graaf and Laura Baird, AMO
072 The Double Agent: Mel Dodd, muf_aus
086 The Historian of the Present: Wouter Vanstiphout, Crimson
102 The Urban Activist: Camila Bustamante
112 The Contractual Innovator: Steve Ashton, ARM
124 The Near Future Inventor: Matt Webb, BERG
134 The Strategic Designer: Bryan Boyer, Helsinki Design Lab
148 The Management Thinkers: Todd Reisz on Consultants
166 The Community Enabler: Marcus Westbury, Renew Newcastle
180 The New Amsterdam Schoolt: DUS Architects
192 The Professional Generalist: Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang
206 The Architect as Public Intellectual: Conrad Hamann on Robin Boyd
222 The Educator of Excess: Liam Young, Unknown Fields
240 The Editor of the Beyond: Arjen Oosterman and Lilet Breddels, Volume
254 The Environmental Medic: Natalie Jeremijenko, xClinic
271 Image credits
272 Contributor biographies
279 Imprint page and credits
Dimensions: 7.2 x 4.8 x 1.3 inches