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Architecture and Resilience
Interdisciplinary Dialogues

ISBN 9781138065819
Published December 13, 2018 by Routledge
300 Pages 66 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Resilience will be a defining quality of the twenty-first century. As we witness the increasingly turbulent effects of climate change, the multiple challenges of resource depletion and wage stagnation, we know that our current ways of living are not resilient.

This volume takes resilience as a transformative concept to ask where and what architecture might contribute. Bringing together cross-disciplinary perspectives from architecture, urban design, art, geography, building science and psychoanalysis, it aims to open up multiple perspectives of research, spatial strategies and projects that are testing how we can build local resilience in preparation for major societal challenges, defining the position of architecture in urban resilience discourse.

Chapter 16 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Architecture and Resilience on a Human Scale Kim Trogal, Irena Bauman, Ranald Lawrence and Doina Petrescu  Dialogue: Narratives of Resilience  2. Collective documenting of extreme urban transformations; evidence of urban resilience during war in Sarajevo (1992-1996) Armina Pilav  3. Future Works: stories resilience and resourcefulness Renata Tyszczuk & Julia Udall  4. Building and Bearing Witness in Calais. An interview with Grainne Hassett Grainne Hassett with Irena Bauman  Dialogue: Community resilience and the right to housing  5. Social architectures of age-friendly community resilience: lessons from ‘niche’ intentional community development Helen Jarvis  6. Building eco-homes for all: inclusivity, justice and affordability Jenny Pickerill  7. Micro-resilience and justice in São Paulo Beatrice De Carli  Dialogue: New pedagogies of resilience  8. Tackling climate change: comparing studio approaches in Sheffield and Cape Town Ranald Lawrence and Kevin Fellingham  9. Architecture of multiple authorship: beyond the academic year Sandra Denicke-Polcher  10. Provocateurs or Consultants? The role of Sheffield School of Architecture in the co-production of Castlegate An Interview with Carolyn Butterworth Carolyn Butterworth with Ranald Lawrence Dialogue: Challenging Climate Denial  11. Building resilience in the built environment Susan Roaf  12. The new imagination in a culture of uncare  Sally Weintrobe  13. Management before fabric An interview with Irena Bauman Irena Bauman with Ranald Lawrence and Kim Trogal  Dialogues: Resilience Ethics and Interdependence  14. Resilient subjects: on feminist practice Elke Krasny and Meike Schalk  15. Resilience as interdependence: learning from the care ethics of subsistence practices Kim Trogal  16. The Organic Internet Panayotis Antoniadis  17. Living resiliency: between planning and the grassroots. An interview with Daniel D’Oca Daniel D’Oca with Kim Trogal and Doina Petrescu  Dialogues: Scales of resilience concerning the city, the region and globalization  18. Globalization, Risk, and Resistance: The production of new spaces of conflict and resilience Axel Becerra Santacruz  19. Learning from New Orleans: Social resilience for urban ecosystems Marchella Del Signore & Cordula Roser Gray  20. From city policy to neighbourhood. An interview with Tina Saaby Tina Saaby with Irena Bauman  21. Commons-Based Urban Resilience: an interview with Constatin Petcou and Doina Petrescu - atelier d’architecture autogérée (aaa) aaa with Kim Trogal  Index

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Kim Trogal is a lecturer at the Canterbury School of Architecture, University of the Creative Arts. She completed her architectural studies at the University of Sheffield, including a PhD in Architecture (2012) for which she was awarded the RIBA LKE Ozolins Studentship. Kim was research assistant at the Sheffield School of Architecture (2012–2015), exploring issues of local social and ecological resilience, and Postdoctoral Researcher at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London (2014–2016). She is co-editor with Doina Petrescu of The Social (Re)Production of Architecture (2017) and co-editor with Valeria Graziano of a special issue of the journal Ephemera: Theory & Politics in Organisation, called ‘Repair Matters’ (2019).

Irena Bauman is a practising architect and a founding director of Bauman Lyons Architects. She is an emeritus Professor of Sustainable Urbanism at Sheffield University School of Architecture and Director of MassBespoke [email protected] Her practice and research are concerned with how architecture and architectural thinking can facilitate local communities to mitigate, adapt and become more resilient to the uncertainties that lie ahead. Her practice experiments with behaviour change needed to achieve greater social justice and a more sustainable society. She is the author of ‘How to be a Happy Architect’ in which she challenges the architectural establishment and of ‘Retrofitting Neighborhoods - Designing for Resilience’ a study of international case studies of neighborhood scale project that are paving the way towards transformative change.

Ranald Lawrence is a lecturer in environmental design at Sheffield School of Architecture. His background in architectural practice informs his teaching and research, focusing on environmental performance, energy consumption and user behaviour in the context of climate change. He has worked for several award-winning architectural practices, and taught and published on the history of environmental design, adaptive comfort theory and the implications of the use of technology in buildings. Prior to joining the University of Sheffield, Ranald lectured in the Department of Architecture at Cambridge while completing his PhD on environmental design strategies in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century buildings. His current research investigates how architects contribute to sustainable adaptation in different cultures and climates, including the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

Doina Petrescu is Professor of Architecture and Design Activism at the University of Sheffield and co-founder of atelier d’architecture autogérée (aaa). Her cross-disciplinary research addresses outstanding questions in architecture and urban planning, focusing on issues of civic participation and gender and the relations between coproduction, urban commons and resilience. Her main publications include The Social (Re)Production of Architecture (2017), Learn to Act (2017), Altering Practices (2007) and Architecture and Participation (2005). She is currently working on an authored book: Architecture Otherhow: Questioning Contemporary Practice (forthcoming 2019).