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1st Edition

Architecture and Field/Work

ISBN 9780415595407
Published November 19, 2010 by Routledge
208 Pages

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Book Description

Identifying and critically discussing the key terms, techniques, methodologies and habits that comprise our understanding of fieldwork in architectural education, research and practice, this book collates contributions by established and emerging international scholars. It will be of interest to critical practitioners, researchers, scholars and students of architecture.

A selection of critical historiographies, theoretical strategies and reflective design practices challenge us to think seriously about our knowledge, experience and application of fieldwork in architecture.

Table of Contents

Architecture and Field/Work Introduction Suzanne Ewing  Part 1: Field/Work Practice  Introduction Jérémie Michael McGowan  1. Collaborative Practices: Hybrid Ethnographies and Fieldwork Approaches in Barabazaar, Kolkata, India Martin Beattie  2. The Erotics of Fieldwork in 'Learning from Las Vegas' Michael Ostwald and Michael Chapman  3. Inside the Cave, Outside the Discipline Catharina Gabrielsson  4. Group Pioneering: Robert Smithson and Circle’s Early Forays to the Field Emily Scott  Field Note 1 Andrea Kahn  Part 2: Field/Work and Site  Introduction Chris Speed  5. Landscape with Statues: Recording the Public Sculpture of Sussex Jill Seddon  6. Fieldwork in Public Space Assessment: William Holly Whyte and the Street Life Project 1971-1975 Miriam Fitzpatrick  7. Vietnamese Field /work: the Case of Hanoi’s Water Urbanism Kelly Shannon  8. Open Field: Documentary Game Renata Tyszczuk  9. The Critical Where of the Field: a Reflection on Fieldwork as a Situated Process of Creative Research Ella Chmielewska and Sebastian Schmidt-Tomczak  Field Note 2 Alan Dein  Part 3: Field/WorkTechniques  Introduction Victoria Clare Bernie  10. Drawing Sites: : Site Drawings Paul Emmons  11. Field Diaries Prue Chiles and Carolyn Butterworth  12. Contested Fields: Perfection and Compromise at Caruso St John’s Museum of Childhood Mhairi McVicar  13. Editing the Field: Video Tales from Globalised Cityscapes Krystillia Kamvasinou  14. Blighted Igor Marjanović and Lindsey Stouffer  Field Note 3 Can Altay  Afterword Jane Rendell

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Suzanne Ewing is an architect and academic who teaches architectural design at the University of Edinburgh. She is a partner at zone architects and contributes to public discourse on design in the UK and Europe through workshops, exhibitions and publications.

Jérémie Michael McGowan is an artist, designer and academic who has taught and exhibited in the UK, United States and Finland.

Chris Speed is Reader in Digital Spaces at Edinburgh College of Art.

Victoria Clare Bernie is an artist and academic who teaches architecture at the University of Edinburgh.