English | 2022 | ISBN: 0815396023 | 269 pages | True PDF | 13.53 MB
Architecture and the Housing Question examines how the design and provision of housing around the world have become central both to competing political projects and to the architecture profession.
How have architects acting as housing experts helped alleviate or enforce class, race, and gender inequality? What are the disciplinary implications of taking on shelter for the multitude as an architectural assignment and responsibility? The book features essays in the historiography of architecture and the housing question, and a collection of historical case studies from Belgium, China, France, Ghana, the Netherlands, Kenya, the Soviet Union, Turkey, and the United States. The thematic organization of the collection, interrogating housing expertise, the state apparatus, segregation and colonialism, highlights the methodological questions that underpin its international outlook.
The book will appeal to students and scholars in architecture, architectural history, theory, and urban studies.