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Title Landscape empowerment : a participatory design approach to create restorative environments for assembly line workers in the Foxconn Factory / Bin Jiang, editor
Published Singapore : Springer, [2021]


Description 1 online resource (xxi, 260 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents The Foxcomm Factory site, methods, and procedure for design interventions -- Understanding the manufacturing plant of Foxconn: global visions and local practices in the labor regime of China -- Transformation of prototype: a planter design based on the behavioral characteristics of residents -- Lonely planets: reorganize the sequence of effective space in the Qinghu community -- Here-there: a scenario-based restorative landscpe system -- Made in Qinghu: integration of landscape design and public art -- Restorative factory intervention : our lens, our voice: a deep participatory design approach for creating a restorative working environment for assembly line owrkers in a Foxconn plant -- 10' 35' and 90': multifunctional landscapes in the compact manufacturing plant -- Outside and inside: mental healing waterfront space for Qinghu residents -- River guide: participatory design of river front landscpe intervention in Qinghu -- Low end plant--persistent growth: spatial visualization of handshaking houses -- Joy around the corner: outdoor event space for children -- Visible-invisible frame: discover the aesthetic moments hiding in the corner
Summary This book discusses essential strategies and approaches to creating mentally restorative environments for highly stressed and depressed workers at sweatshop factories. Drawing on the Foxconn factory in Longhua, China and an adjacent urban village as a sample site for research and design practice, the book employs a bottom-up and participatory process. The content is divided into two main parts, the first of which investigates economic, cultural, human rights, and environmental issues related to the electronic industry and urban village, providing in-depth research on various aspects, especially the working and living conditions for Foxconn workers. Based on these findings, the second part highlights potential landscape designs to address a range of issues, locations, and scales. The book's goals are to provide a set of original methods for research and design practice in a complex social and economic context, and to raise awareness regarding the health, dignity and freedom of millions of workers
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed March 17, 2021)
In Springer Nature eBook
Subject Factories -- Landscape architecture -- China
Architecture, Industrial -- China
Urban landscape architecture -- China
Architectural design -- Psychological aspects
Industrial sociology.
Employee health promotion.
Architectural design -- Psychological aspects
Architecture, Industrial
Employee health promotion
Industrial sociology
Urban landscape architecture
Form Electronic book
Author Jiang, Bin, editor
ISBN 9811520674