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Author AHRA Annual International Conference (9th : 2012 : London Metropolitan University)

Title Architecture and the paradox of dissidence / edited by Ines Weizman
Published New York : Routledge, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 223 pages) : illustrations
Series Critiques : critical studies in architectural humanities ; v. 9
Critiques ; v. 9
Contents pt. 1. Dissidence through architecture -- pt. 2. Pedagogy as site of dissent -- pt. 3. Possible geographies of architecture : between dissidence and activism -- pt. 4. Dissident ecologies
Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Architecture and society -- Congresses.
Architecture -- Political aspects -- Congresses
Architecture and society.
Architecture -- Political aspects.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Weizman, Ines.
ISBN 0415714087