By Richard Bower
As with such a lot of aspects of latest western existence, structure and area are usually skilled and understood as a commodity or product. the basis of this publication is to supply possible choices to the practices and values of such westernised area and structure (with a capital A), via exploring the participatory and grass-roots practices utilized in substitute improvement versions within the international South. This procedure re-contextualises the areas, values, and relationships produced by means of such replacement equipment of improvement and social enterprise. It asks even if such spatial practices supply concrete realisations of a few key innovations of Western spatial thought, wondering even if we would problem the gap and architectures of capitalist improvement via studying from the areas and practices of others.
Exploring those topics bargains a serious exam of other improvement practices equipment within the worldwide South, re-contextualising them as architectural engagements with socio-political area. The comparability of such interdisciplinary contexts and discourses unearths the political, social, and fiscal resonances inherent among those formerly unconnected spatial protagonists. The interdependence of spatial problems with selection, price, and id are published via a comparative examine of the discourses of Henri Lefebvre, John Turner, Doreen Massey, and Nabeel Hamdi. those key protagonists supply a severe framework of discourses from which extra connections to socio-spatial discourses and ideas are made, together with post-marxist concept, orientalism, post-structural pluralism, improvement anthropology, post-colonial idea, hybridity, distinction and subalterneity.
By seeking to the areas and practices of different improvement within the worldwide South this e-book bargains a serious mirrored image upon the operating practices of Westernised structure and different spatial and political practices. In exploring the methodologies, implications and values of such participatory improvement practices this publication finally seeks to articulate the confident capability and political of studying from the variation, multiplicity, and otherness of improvement perform with a purpose to re-imagine structure and house.
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Architecture and Space Re-imagined: Learning from the difference, multiplicity, and otherness of development practice (Routledge Research in Place, Space and Politics) by Richard Bower