Architecture and the paradox of dissidence / edited by Ines Weizman
- Conference Author:
- AHRA Annual International Conference (9th : 2012 : London Metropolitan University)
- London ; New York : Routledge, 2014.
- Physical Description:
- xvi, 223 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
- Additional Creators:
- Weizman, Ines
- Machine generated contents note: pt. I Dissidence through architecture -- The turning point in 1978: architects of the Tallinn School and their late socialist public / Andres Kurg -- Bogdan Bogdanovic: dissident in life, architecture and writing / Gordana Korolija Fontana-Giusti -- A difficult person for socialism: Elemer Zalotay and his strip building / Peter Haba -- pt. II Pedagogy as site of dissent -- Playing in the time of normalisation: SIAL's Skolka experiment and architectural dissidence / Ana Miljacki -- Designing dissent: Vilanova Artigas and the Sao Paulo School of Architecture / Ana Maria Leon -- Radical remoteness: the HfG Ulm as institution of dissidence / Anna-Maria Meister -- Interview with Senan Abdelqader / Ineseyal Weizman -- pt. III Possible geographies of architecture: between dissidence and activism -- Antigone's dissident dustings: coatings, revolutions and the circularity of dust / Teresa Stoppani -- Gestures of refusal in the margins of New Babylon / Jeremie Michael McGowan -- Translocal transmedia citizenship / Brett Snyder -- Mapping the sea: thalassopolitics and disobedient spatial practices / Lorenzo Pezzani -- pt. IV Dissident ecologies -- Weather dissidents: from natura naturans to `space' and back again / Helen Mallinson -- Dissident water: the political life of rising acid mine water / Lindsay Bremner -- Earthly poison: arsenic in the Bengal delta / Nabil Ahmed -- The third degree: interrogating the scale of climate conflict / Adrian Lahoud.
- "Architecture and the Paradox of Dissidence reflects on the relevance of the concept of dissidence for architectural practice today. Although dissidence has been primarily associated with architectural practices in the Eastern Bloc at the end of the Cold War period, contemporary architecture has in recent years developed a host of new methodologies and techniques for articulating its distance from, and critique of, dominant political and financial structures. This book maps out and expands upon the methodologies of architectural action and reinvigorates the concept of dissent within the architectural field. It expands the notion of dissidence to other similar practices and strategies of resistance, in a variety of historical and geographical contexts. It discusses how the gestures and techniques of past struggles, as well as 'dilemmas' of working in politically suppressive regimes, can help to inform those of today. This collection of essays from expert scholars demonstrates the multiple responses to this subject, the potential and dangers of dissidence, and thus constructs a robust lexicon of concepts that will point to possible ways forward for politically and theoretically committed architects and practitioners"--
- 9780415714082 (hardback)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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