Architectures of Refusal
1. Auflage November 2022
136 Seiten, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd
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Guest-edited by Jill Stoner and Ozayr Saloojee
Over the past decade, and in a more concentrated form over the past two years, there has been increasing recognition of architecture's systemic complicity in constructing and upholding hierarchies of race and class, and privileging colonial paradigms that perpetuate spatial and economic inequity. This AD issue reveals how designers, practitioners, scholars and architects are participating in dismantling the major canons of Western architecture. The work is both literal and figural: taking buildings apart and reconstituting them, and challenging mythologies that include drawing-as-analogue, building-as object, architect-as-hero and nature-as-other.
Architecture has both potential and responsibility for political agency in the public realm. The contributions to this issue foreground emancipatory spatial ideas and practices from around the world, demonstrating that refusal is no longer just absence and denial, but a constructive mode of resistance and action that needs to be approached through subversive urban works, design pedagogy and alliances across multiple disciplines.
Contributors: Piper Bernbaum, Carwil Bjork-James, Thiresh Govender, Lucia Jalón Oyarzun, Jennifer Newsom and Tom Carruthers, Cong Chi Nguyen, Quilian Riano, Hannah Le Roux, Alberto de Salvatierra, Cathy Smith, Chat Travieso, and Ilze Wolff.
Chapter 2 Prologue: Drawing an Argument for Refusal
Chapter 3 Centring Civilisation: Now and After the Apocalypse
Chapter 4 Digital Doubles: The Major Agency of Minor Bits
Chapter 5 Expanding Bodies: Pedagogical Models for Pluralistic Spatialities
Chapter 6 Shebeen Operations: Navigating Deviance
Chapter 7 Earth Versus FIFA: Resisting Globalisation on the Open Pitch
Chapter 8 A Cottage to Breathe In: Refusing Museums, Making Homes
Chapter 9 A Space of Problems: The Child-Cities of Columbus
Chapter 10 Reclaiming Their Future: Riotous Resistance and Indigenous Creativity in South America's Highest Metropolis
Chapter 11 The Eruv as Legal Fiction: Changing Rules in the Public Realm
Chapter 12 From Altars to Alterity: Offerings and Inheritances for Queer Vietnamese Kin
Chapter 13 101 Ways to Refuse a Wall
Chapter 14 Meanwhile Bodies: Architecture Without Property
Chapter 15 To Not Refuse Our Ravaged World
Chapter 16 From Another Perspective - Balking in the Balkans: Lebbeus Woods - Zagreb Free Zone Revisited
About Architectural Design
Stoner is recognized internationally for her contributions to architectural theory. She has lectured throughout the US and in Italy, Argentina, Denmark, the UK and Canada on spatial references and resonances in contemporary fiction and poetry, the concept of urban wilderness, global issues of space as an instrument of aggression, and the untapped potential of vacancy in the American post-recession landscape. Her first book, Poems for Architects (William Stout Publishers 2001) traces the spatial politics of the 20th century through an anthology of modern poems. Her second book, Toward a Minor Architecture (MIT Press 2012), proposes a more politicized agenda for architecture in the 21st century.