By Richard Bower
As with such a lot of features of up to date western lifestyles, structure and area are frequently skilled and understood as a commodity or product. the basis of this ebook is to provide choices to the practices and values of such westernised area and structure (with a capital A), by way of exploring the participatory and grass-roots practices utilized in substitute improvement types within the international South. This strategy re-contextualises the areas, values, and relationships produced by means of such replacement equipment of improvement and social organization. It asks even if such spatial practices offer concrete realisations of a few key recommendations of Western spatial idea, wondering no matter if we would problem the distance and architectures of capitalist improvement via studying from the areas and practices of others.
Exploring those subject matters deals a severe exam of other improvement practices equipment within the international South, re-contextualising them as architectural engagements with socio-political house. The comparability of such interdisciplinary contexts and discourses finds the political, social, and monetary resonances inherent among those formerly unconnected spatial protagonists. The interdependence of spatial problems with selection, worth, and identification are printed via a comparative learn of the discourses of Henri Lefebvre, John Turner, Doreen Massey, and Nabeel Hamdi. those key protagonists provide a serious framework of discourses from which extra connections to socio-spatial discourses and ideas are made, together with post-marxist thought, orientalism, post-structural pluralism, improvement anthropology, post-colonial thought, hybridity, distinction and subalterneity.
By trying to the areas and practices of other improvement within the international South this e-book bargains a severe 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 e-book finally seeks to articulate the optimistic capability and political of studying from the adaptation, multiplicity, and otherness of improvement perform in an effort 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