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Expanding Architecture Design As Activism

Expanding Architecture Design As Activism

Edited: Bryan Bell, Katie Wakeford First Edition: 2008 Language: English ISBN: 1933045787

“This is the Barack Obama of books. It tells a story about the change we need in the fields of architecture and urban design, professions that have lost their way, easily seduced by wealthy clients. And much like the presidential Democrat, this book of slightly radical ideas is attractively packaged in a way that can’t be easily dismissed. Editors Bryan Bell and Katie Wakeford have compiled 30 essays by leading architects and designers across the U.S. – all accompanied by gorgeous photography. Each focuses on issues of social justice and design, and most succeed in making a compelling case for architects, urban planners and landscape designers to stop whatever they’re doing and begin working for the greater public good…The authors’ earnest and passionate voices come through in almost every paragraph, making this book a heartfelt journey as much as an educational one.”

- Matthew Blackett, AZURE Magazine –AZURE Magazine November/December 2008

Full contents index and more photos after the break.


Foreword: Public-Interest Architecture: A Needed and Inevitable Change Thomas Fisher Fisher,

Preface: Expanding Design Toward Greater Relevance Bryan Bell Bell Bryan

Introduction: An Architecture of Change Jose L. S. Gamez Gamez, Jose L. S. Susan Rogers Rogers, Susan

Social, Economic, and Environmental Design:

The Architectural Bat-Signal: Exploring the Relationship between Justice and Design Barbara B. Wilson Wilson, Barbara B.

Toward a Humane Environment: Sustainable Design and Social Justice Lance Hosey Hosey, Lance

El Programa de Vivienda Ecologica: Building the Capacity of Yaqui Women to Help Themselves Sergio Palleroni Palleroni, Sergio Monica Escobedo Fuentes Fuentes, Monica Escobedo 42 Unbearable Lightness Deborah Gans Gans, Deborah

Participatory Design:

The Creek That Connects It All: Participatory Planning in a Taiwanese Mountain Village Chia-Ning Yang Yang, Chia-Ning Hsu-Jen Kao Kao, Hsu-Jen

Growing Urban Habitats: A Local Housing Crisis Spawns a New Design Center Katie Swenson Swenson, Katie

Traditions, Transformation, and Community Design: The Making of Two Ta’u Houses Jeffrey Hou Hou, Jeffrey

Claiming Public Space: The Case for Proactive, Democratic Design Peter Aeschbacher Aeschbacher, Peter Michael Rios Rios, Michael

Public-Interest Architecture:

Mobilizing Mainstream Professionals to Work for the Public Good John Peterson Peterson, John

The Community Design Collaborative: A Volunteer-Based Community Design Center Serving Greater Philadelphia Darl Rastorfer Rastorfer, Darl

Invisible Zagreb Damir Blazevic Blazevic, Damir

CityworksLosAngeles: Making Differences, Big orSmall Elizabeth Martin Martin, Elizabeth Leslie Thomas Thomas, Leslie

Asset-Based Approaches:

Designing with an Asset-Based Approach Amanda Hendler-Voss Hendler-Voss, Amanda Seth Hendler-Voss Hendler-Voss, Seth

Communication through Inquiry Sean Donahue Donahue, Sean

Designing Infrastructure/Designing Cities Ryan Gravel Gravel, Ryan

Housing for the 98%:

Mainstreaming Good Design in Affordable Housing: Strategies, Obstacles, and Benefits Kathleen Dorgan Dorgan, Kathleen Deane Evans Evans, Deane

Architectural Alchemy Eric Naslund Naslund, Eric John Sheehan Sheehan, John

Competition, Collaboration, and Construction with Habitat for Humanity Erik Van Mehlman Van Mehlman, Erik

Architecture and Social Change: The Struggle for Affordable Housing in Oakland’s Uptown Project Alex Salazar Salazar, Alex

Prefabricating Affordability:

Migrant Housing Laura Shipman Shipman, Laura

Market Modular Gregory Herman Herman, Gregory

ecoMOD: Exploring Social and Environmental Justice through Prefabrication John Quale Quale, John

Out of the Box: Design Innovations in Manufactured Housing Roberta M. Feldman Feldman, Roberta M.

Meshing with Market Forces:

Finding Balance: How to Be an Architect, an Environmentalist, and a Developer Russell Katz Katz, Russell

Propositions for a New Suburbanism Gail Peter Borden Borden, Gail Peter

Archepreneurs Chris Krager Krager, Chris

The Transformative Power of Architectural Education:

Building Consensus in Design/Build Studios Steve Badanes Badanes, Steve

Teaching Cooperation Amanda Schachter Schachter, Amanda

Enhancing Family and Community through Interdisciplinary Design Samina Quraeshi Quraeshi, Samina

Building Sustainable Communities and Building Citizens Sergio Palleroni Palleroni, Sergio

Cite: Andrew Rosenberg. "Expanding Architecture Design As Activism " 09 Jan 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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