This book brings together seven transformative architectural practices from five continents (Africa, Asia, North America, South America, and Europe) to critique the assumptions, working methods, and embedded social and political biases within 'normal' architectural practice. A changing ethics of practice, and how projects are problematised—neoliberal political and architectural economies, in deeply and increasingly unequal societies—inform an emerging critical discourse that is reshaping architecture and its relationship to larger global and postcolonial forces. Architects in the Global North and South must both sustain themselves and respond to the compelling concerns of our time which can't escape colonial and imperial legacies. This book creates a forum for navigating such choices.
Situated Practices in Architecture and Politics
Dalhousie Architectural Press (w/distribution by the University of Chicago Press)
Patama Roonrakwit and CASE Architects (Undated)