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Architects After Architecture
Alternative Pathways for Practice




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ISBN 9780367441210
December 16, 2020 Forthcoming by Routledge
320 Pages 75 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

What can you do with a degree in architecture? Where might it take you? What kind of challenges could you address? Architects After Architecture reframes architecture as a uniquely versatile way of acting on the world, far beyond that of designing buildings. 

In this volume, we meet forty practitioners through profiles, case studies, and interviews who have used their architectural training in new and resourceful ways to tackle the climate crisis, work with refugees, advocate for diversity, start tech companies, become leading museum curators, tackle homelessness, draft public policy, become developers, design videogames, shape public discourse, and much more. 

Together, they describe a future of architecture that is diverse and engaged, expanding the limits of the discipline, and offering new paths forward in times of crisis. Whether you are an architecture student or a practicing architect considering a change, you’ll find this an encouraging and inspiring read.   

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

Harriet Harriss, Rory Hyde, Roberta Marcaccio

ARCHITECTURE AFTER ARCHITECTURE

Jeremy Till

DESIGNING FOR THE CLIMATE EMERGENCY

A case study by Sarah Wigglesworth

‘WHOSE VOICE COUNTS?’

Interview with Liza Fior, Muf

SPACES TO SPEAK

Justine Clark, Parlour

ON MIS-FITTING

Jos Boys

‘ARCHITECTURE IS A WAY TO CONSTRUCT SOCIETY’

Interview with Andrés Jaque, OFFPOLINN

DESIGNING WITH CHILDREN

A case study by Interboro

FROM EXCLUSION TO INCLUSION

Joel Sanders

PRACTICE AS PROJECT

Public Works with Angharad Davies

AN ALTERNATIVE PRACTICE IN TIMES OF CRISIS

Doina Petrescu, aaa

PRIDE IN MAKING

Interview with Takeshi Hayatsu

REVIVING THE ALMS HOUSE

A case study by Peter Barber

THE ARCHITECT-ORGANIZER

Sib Trigg, PEACH

‘WE WANTED TO DO THINGS OURSELVES’

Interview with Jane Hall, Assemble

SAY IT LOUD

Pascale Sablan

BUILDING DIVERSITY

Elsie Owuso on Baroness Lawrence

DECONSTRUCTION

A case study by Rotor

UNDERGROUND ARCHITECTURE

Ant Farm in conversation with WORKac

THE SELF AS A DESIGN SUBJECT

Jack Self

THE ARCHITECT-DEVELOPER

Roger Zogolovitch

WHEN IS AN ARCHITECT NOT AN ARCHITECT?

Holly Lewis, We Made That

DEPROFESSIONALISM

Peggy Deamer

‘ONLY A CRIMINAL CAN SOLVE THE CRIME’

Interview with Eyal Weizman and Christina Varvia, Forensic Architecture

ARCHITECTURE AFTER CONFLICT

Malkit Shoshan, FAST

TO PROGRAM A SITE 

Kimberli Meyer

EXHIBITION-MAKING

Judith Clark

BUILDINGS TASTE LONELY TO ME

A case study by Alex Schweder

FROM ARCHITECTURE TO VIDEOGAMES

Miriam Bellard, Rockstar North

‘IT’S WHERE DIFFERENT FORMS OF KNOWLEDGE COLLIDE’

Interview with Matt Jones, Google

FROM ARCHITECTURE TO TECH

Blake Hudelson and Gavin Johns, Architechie

‘CRYPTOCURRENCY HAS ENTERED MAINSTREAM CONSCIOUSNESS’

Interview with Matt Storus

SEEING UPSIDE-DOWN AND AROUND CORNERS

Scott Paterson

RECLAIMING ATTENTION

A case study by Studio Folder

DESIGN FOR HOMELESSNESS

Chris Hildrey

‘WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF ALL THE DETAILS WERE PUT BACK IN THE STORY?’

Interview with Damon Rich

PUBLIC PRACTICE

Finn Williams

PERSONAL-PRIVATE, PROFESSIONAL-POLITICAL

Shelley Penn

ARCHITECTS FOR THE HUMANITARIAN SECTOR

Shareen Elnaschie, ODD

THE FREE WORLD

Robert Mull

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Editor(s)

Biography

HARRIET HARRISS is an architect and dean of the Pratt School of Architecture in New York. Her teaching, research and writing focus upon pioneering new and inclusive pedagogical models for design education.

RORY HYDE is the curator of contemporary architecture and urbanism at the Victoria and Albert Museum; adjunct senior research fellow at the University of Melbourne; and a design advocate for the Mayor of London. He is the author of Future Practice: Conversations from the Edge of Architecture (2012).

ROBERTA MARCACCIO is an editor and an educator at the Architectural Association in London. Her writings on historical as well as emerging modes of practice have featured on Architectural Design, AA Files, Blueprint and in the books Real Estates: Life Without Debt (2014) and Erasmus Effect (2014).