1st Edition

All-Inclusive Engagement in Architecture
Towards the Future of Social Change

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ISBN 9780367341954
December 22, 2020 Forthcoming by Routledge
312 Pages 161 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Should all-inclusive engagement be the major task of architecture? All-Inclusive Engagement in Architecture: Towards the Future of Social Change presents the case that the answer is yes. Through original contributions and case studies, this volume shows that socially engaged architecture is both a theoretical construct and a professional practice navigating the global politics of poverty, charity, health, technology, neoliberal urbanism, and the discipline's exclusionary basis.

The scholarly ideas and design projects of fifty-eight thought leaders demonstrate the architect's role as a revolutionary social agent. Exemplary works are included from the United States, Mexico, Canada, Africa, Asia and Europe. This book offers a comprehensive overview and in-depth analysis of all-inclusive engagement in public interest design for instructors, students, and professionals alike, showing how this approach to architecture can bring forth a radical reformation of the profession and its relationship to society.

Table of Contents

    1. Pedagogical Engagement 1.1 Modes of Interaction: Categorizing and Valuing Community Engaged Teaching 1.2 Critical consciensization in designing for social impact: the limitations of design pedagogies that respond to humanitarian crises 1.3 The Empathetic Designer: Emotional Intelligence in the Design Studio 1.4 Setting Criteria to Assess the Educational Value of Engagement 1.5 Agronomy Campus, Bella Vista, Bolivia 1.6 The Pedagogic Value of Architectural Co-Design; How embedding students within communities can challenge societal inequality 2.1 The Need for Knowledge Management in the Scholarship of Social Engagement in Architecture 2.2 Design (Re)Thinking: Situated Experience and Spatial Agency in Indigenous Architecture 2.3 Architectural Education vs. Societal Reality: Mapping the Gap through the Lenses of Educational and Epistemological Theories 2.4 Making ‘Community’ through Architecture 2.5 Engaged Practices, Improvisation and Aesthetics in Architecture 2.6 Building a Proposition for Future Activities 3.1 Technologies for Inclusion 3.2 Activating Medellín and the Politics of Citizen Engagement 3.3 Engagement Through Art Festivals 3.4 Collaboration and Practice 3.5 NavADAPT LAB 3.6 The Public Agenda 3.7 Crafting Space 3.8 Design as Interface: Case of Rwandan Development Architecture 4.1 Taking "Engagement" Seriously: Mobilizing Community for Better Parks and Public Health 4.2 Lessons on How Not to Design a Community Space: The España Park Public Library in Medellin, A Fading Symbol of Hope 4.3 Afro-Christian churches as (invisible) care-takers in/of the city: between precarious occupation and dynamic appropriation of the built environment 4.4 Design Representation: Engaging Community Health Design 4.5 Foundations for Health: Building the University of Global Health Equity 4.6 Healing Garden Chamchamal, Kurdistan, Iraq – A Practice Integrated Design Build Project 4.7 From Project to Process: Interweaving Architecture, Engagement, and Public Health in Lesotho 4.8 Villagers and Neighbors: Utilizing a Participatory Design Process to Revolutionize Responses to Homelessness in Portland, Oregon

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    Dr. Farhana Ferdous is an assistant professor in the Department of Architecture at Howard University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Sydney, Australia and conducted postdoctoral research in healthcare architecture at the University of Kansas (KU). She was a Lecturer and Global Urbanism Faculty Fellow in the School of Architecture & Design at KU. She is an educator, designer, and scholar whose teaching and research career spans the continents of Asia, Australia, and North America. She is known globally for her scholarly contributions on the topics of the design of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias care facilities, healthy urbanism and environmental design for the elderly, and health and wellbeing in the built and urban settings. She has published widely on urban and environmental design, environmental psychology and neighborhood walkability for the aging population. Her research has been supported by many prestigious grants and awards such as the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Fellowship, Grantmakers in Aging (GIA) Fellowship, Endeavour Postgraduate Award, Toyota Foundation Grant, Academy of Architecture Health Foundation (AAHF), KU-Alzheimer’s Disease Center Pilot Award and KU Strategic Initiative Grant.

    Bryan Bell founded the nonprofit organization Design Corps in 1991 with the mission "to provide the benefits of design for the 98 percent without architects." His current work includes research on the field of public interest design and the SEED Network which Bell cofounded. He has co-published four books in this field, has organized thirty-three Public Interest Design Institute and eighteen Structures for Inclusion international conferences. His work has been supported by the Latrobe Prize of the Fellows of the American Institute of Architects and he has received thirty grants including seven from the National Endowment for the Arts. He was awarded a National AIA Award and was a National Design Award finalist. His work has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale and at the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum. Bell is an Associate Professor at the School of Architecture, NC State University, holds degrees from Princeton and Yale Universities, and was a Loeb Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.