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Architectural Borders and Territories

About the Series

Architectural Borders and Territories (AB&T) offers a comprehensive series of books on architectural ‘borders’ and ‘territories’, emphasizing the intrinsic critical relationship, as well as the inherent complexities, between these two core terms of architecture. The AB&T series is theoretical in its scope and presents discussions relevant to international contemporary scholarship in architecture, as well as indicating implications for architectural design practice. It is dedicated to broadening architectural scholarship through promoting marginalized perspectives and by questioning the extent of the discipline.

Exploring architecture’s relationship to adjacent disciplines such as border and migration studies, landscape architecture, geography and ecology/environment, the series will curate books with a focus on spaces of conflict, the conceptualization of territory, infrastructure and landscape. The series aims to support the development of critical theories that probe the boundaries of the discipline and invites theoretical, historical and design-led approaches.

Topics covered:

1. border and migration studies in relation to spaces of conflict; 

2. the complex entanglements of territory, infrastructure, architecture and landscape; 

3. critical theories probing (the boundaries of and silenced positions within) architecture as a discipline; 

4. generative research that operationalizes ‘borders’ and/or ‘territories’ towards architectural design methodologies.

We invite scholars interested in these topics to submit an extended abstract (up to 500 words) where you summarize the idea for a book. If accepted, the series editors will share guidelines on how to develop a book proposal to be offered to Routledge. We are happy to consider projects that are complete, partially written, or that are still in the early stages of planning. All proposals will be initially assessed by the AB&T series editors, and will then go through a further external peer review process before a contract is offered by the publishers, Routledge.

Please send your abstract to series editors: Marc Schoonderbeek, Nishat Awan and Aleksandar Staničić, at: [email protected]

3 Series Titles

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Architectural Technicities A Foray Into Larval Space

Architectural Technicities: A Foray Into Larval Space

1st Edition


By Stavros Kousoulas
January 29, 2024

This book poses a simple question: how is this architecture possible? To respond, it will embark on a captivating journey through many singular architectural concepts. The entasis of Doric columns, Ulysses and desert islands will outline an architectural act that moves beyond representation. A ...

Informal Settlements of the Global South

Informal Settlements of the Global South

1st Edition

Edited By Gihan Karunaratne
June 01, 2023

Bringing together case studies ranging across the globe, including the US-Mexico borderlands, the Calais encampment in France, refugee camps in Kenya, Uganda and Bangladesh and contested ‘informal’ enclaves and communities in the cities of India, China, Brazil, Nigeria and South Africa, this book ...

Mapping in Architectural Discourse Place-Time Discontinuities

Mapping in Architectural Discourse: Place-Time Discontinuities

1st Edition

By Marc Schoonderbeek
May 31, 2023

This book explores the notion of mapping in architectural discourse. First locating, positioning and theorizing mapping, it then makes explicit the relationship between research and design in architecture through cartography and spatial analysis. It proposes three distinct modalities: tool, ...

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