Future Practice: Conversations from the Edge of Architecture

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Routledge, 2012 - Architecture - 279 pages
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Designers around the world are carving out opportunities for new kinds of engagement, new kinds of collaboration, new kinds of design outcomes, and new kinds of practice; overturning the inherited assumptions of the design professions. Seventeen conversations with practitioners from the fields of architecture, policy, activism, design, education, research, history, community engagement and more, each representing an emergent role for designers to occupy. Whether the "civic entrepreneur," the "double agent," or the "strategic designer," this book offers a diverse spectrum of approaches to design, each offering a potential future for architectural practice.

With a foreword by Dan Hill and interviews with Steve Ashton, ARM; Bryan Boyer, Helsinki Design Lab; Camila Bustamante; Mel Dodd, muf_aus; DUS Architects; Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang; Reinier de Graaf and Laura Baird, AMO; Conrad Hamann; Natalie Jeremijenko, xClinic; Indy Johar, 00:/;Bruce Mau; Arjen Oosterman and Lilet Breddels, Volume; Todd Reisz; Wouter Vanstiphout, Crimson; Matt Webb, BERG; Marcus Westbury, Renew Newcastle; and Liam Young, Unknown Fields

 

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Contents

Dan Hill
6
Introduction
16
The Massive Changer
26
The Civic Entrepreneur
42
The WholeEarth Architect
56
The Double Agent
72
The Historian of the Present
86
The Urban Activist
102
The New Amsterdam School Dus
180
The Professional Generalist
192
The Arhitect as Public Intellectual
206
The Educator of Excess
222
The Editor of the Beyond
240
The Environmental Medic
254
Endnotes
269
Image credits
271

The Contractual Innovator
112
The Near Future Inventor
124
The Strategic Designer
134
The Management Thinkers
148
The Community Enabler
166
Contributor biographies
272
Index
274
Imprint page and credits
279
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Rory Hyde is a practicing architect working across design, research, broadcasting and building. He is contributing editor of Architecture Australia, and co-host of The Architects, a weekly radio show on architecture, which will be presented in the Australian pavilion at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale. Based in Amsterdam since 2009, Rory has worked with Volume magazine, MVRDV, the NAi, Viktor & Rolf, and Mediamatic.

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