The Architecture of Change: Building a Better World

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The Architecture of Change: Building a Better World is a collection of articles that demonstrates the power of the human spirit to transform the environments in which we live. This inspiring book profiles people who refused to accept that things couldn’t change, who saw the possibility of making something better, and didn’t hesitate to act.

Breaking down the stereotypes surrounding “socially engaged architecture,” this book shows who can actually impact the lives of communities. Like Bernard Rudofsky’s seminal Architecture Without Architects, it explores communal architecture produced not by specialists but by people, drawing on their common lives and experiences, who have a unique insight into their particular needs and environments. These unsung heroes are teachers and artists, immigrants and activists, grandmothers in the projects, students and planners, architects and residents of some of our poorest places. Running through their stories is a constant theme of social justice as an underlying principle of the built environment. This book is about opening one’s eyes to new ways of interpreting the world, and how to go about changing it.

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The Architecture of Change: Building a Better World is a collection of articles that demonstrates the power of the human spirit to transform the environments in which we live. This inspiring book profiles people who refused to accept that things couldn’t change, who saw the possibility of making something better, and didn’t hesitate to act.

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Jerilou Hammett and Kingsley Hammett cofounded DESIGNER/builder: A Journal of the Human Environment. Together they wrote The Essence of Santa Fe: From a Way of Life to a Style and coedited The Suburbanization of New York: Is the World’s Greatest City Becoming Just Another Town?

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Book Description University of New Mexico Press November 2013, 2013. Hardcover. Condition: New. The Architecture of Change: Building a Better World is a collection of articles that demonstrates the power of the human spirit to transform the environments in which we live. This inspiring book profiles people who refused to accept that things couldn't change, who saw the possibility of making something better, and didn't hesitate to act. Breaking down the stereotypes surrounding 'socially engaged architecture,' this book shows who can actually impact the lives of communities. Like Bernard Rudofsky's seminal Architecture Without Architects, it explores communal architecture produced not by specialists but by people, drawing on their common lives and experiences, who have a unique insight into their particular needs and environments. These unsung heroes are teachers and artists, immigrants and activists, grandmothers in the projects, students and planners, architects and residents of some of our poorest places. Running through their stories is a constant theme of social justice as an underlying principle of the built environment. This book is about opening one's eyes to new ways of interpreting the world, and how to go about changing it. 'The anthology reprints thirty-six articles from DESIGNER/builder magazine as case studies, highlighting creative individuals and their contributions to innovative housing, neighborhood revitalization, alternative education, public art, and community empowerment through architectural design, and helping students, scholars, and community organizations understand that it is possible to integrate the principle of social justice into the built environment'--Provided by publisher. Seller Inventory # 141915

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Book Description University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, 2013. Hardcover. Condition: New. 328 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. New book. ARCHITECTURE. A collection of articles that demonstrates the power of the human spirit to transform the environments in whch we live. This inspiring book profiles people who refused to accept that things couldn't change, who saw the possibility of making things better, and didn't hesitate to act. Breaking down the stereotypes surrounding "socially engaged architecture," this book shows who can actually impact the lives of communities. Like Bernard Rudofsky's seminal Adventure Without Architects, it explores communal architecture produced not by specialists but by people, drawing on their common lives and experiences, who have a unique insight into their particular needs and environments. These unsung heros are teachers and artists, immigrants and activists, grandmothers in the projects, students and planners, architects and residents of some of our poorest places. Running through their stories is a constant theme of social justice as an underlying principle of the built environment. This book is about opening one's eyes to new ways of interpreting the world, and how to go about changing it. 7 x 10 in. 328 pages 113 halftones. Jerilou Hammett and Kingsley Hammett cofounded DESIGNER/builder: A Journal of the Human Environment. Together they wrote The Essence of Santa Fe: From a Way of Life to a Style and coedited The Suburbanization of New York: Is the World's Greatest City Becoming Just Another Town? Maggie Wrigley lives in New York City. She works with the squatters' movement and the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space. Her work has appeared in DESIGNER/builder, The Suburbanization of New York, and the New York Daily News. (Key Words: Change, Jerilou Hammett, Architecture, Maggie Wrigley, Sociology, Historic Preservation). book. Seller Inventory # 80116X1

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