Activism at Home: Architects Dwelling Between Politics, Aesthetics and Resistance (Paperback)

Activism at Home: Architects Dwelling Between Politics, Aesthetics and Resistance By Isabelle Doucet (Editor), Janina Gosseye (Editor) Cover Image
By Isabelle Doucet (Editor), Janina Gosseye (Editor)
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Activism at Home offers a unique study of architects' own dwellings; homes purposely designed to express social, political, economic, and cultural critiques. Through thirty case studies by architectural scholars, this book highlights different forms of activism at home from the early twentieth century to today. The architect- led experiments in activist living discussed in this book include the dwellings of Ralph Erskine, Paulo Mendes Da Rocha, Charles Moore, Flora Ruchat-Roncati, Kiyoshi Seike, and many others. Offering candid appraisals of alternative living solutions that formulate a response to rising real estate prices, economic inequality, social alienation, and mounting environmental and cultural challenges, Activism at Home is more than a historical study; it is an appeal to architects to use the discipline's tools to their full potential, and a plea to scholars to continue bringing architecture's activist practices into focus--whether at home or elsewhere.
Product Details
ISBN: 9783868596335
ISBN-10: 386859633X
Publisher: Jovis Verlag
Publication Date: September 10th, 2021
Pages: 384
Language: English