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From Conflict to Inclusion in Housing

Interaction of Communities, Residents and Activists

Sociopolitical views on housing have been brought to the fore in recent years by economic crises and rises in migration. Through case studies covering a range of geographical contexts, this book’s chapters build a narrative encompassing issues of housing equality, the biopolitics of dwelling and its associated activism, initiatives for social sustainability, and cohabitation of the urban terrain. This volume presents an ethical view of the stakeholders who are typically unaccounted for, thus offering a critique of recent governmental policy on housing access and development.  

288 pages | 33 illustrations | 6 x 9 1/4 | © 2017

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Table of Contents

Graham Cairns

Editorial commentary: on the architecture of housing commons
Georgios Artopoulos

Section 1 Socially engaged practices of housing and
contested environments (participatory practices and
negotiation policies/sharing and relation with place)

1. Occupied city: Hotel Cambridge and central
São Paulo between urban decay and resurrection
Jeroen Stevens

2. Conflict sites in a time of crisis: negotiating a space
and place for Gypsies and Travellers
Jo Richardson

3. Aceh post-tsunami housing reconstruction: a critical analysis
of approaches, designs and socio-cultural implications
Yenny Rahmayati

Section 2 Spatial politics of housing (affordable housing,
self-build, re-building and the economics/policies of housing)

4. Postproduced: how adaptive redesign and
participatory approaches can transform
ageing housing
Sandra Karina Löschke and Hazel Easthope

5. Integrated approaches and interventions for the regeneration
of abandoned towns in southern Italy
May East

6. The role of community-driven finance in bridging
formal and informal practices in housing: insights
from Vinh, Vietnam
Johanna Brugman

7. Clearing stock of the invisible: effects of cosmopolitan
power on the supply of affordable housing
Kane Pham

Section 3 Non-standard practices of housing (art practice
and alternative forms of engagement with housing)

8. Art does matter: creating interventions in our thinking
about housing
Keely Macarow

9. Uncanny home: considering race and American
housing policy in Mike Kelley’s Mobile Homestead
Lee Azus

10. The real ‘housos’: reclaiming identity and place
Michael Darcy and Dallas Rogers

11. Sharing the domestic through ‘residential performance’
Jonathan Orlek

12. Contesting ‘dilapidated dwelling’
Matthew Thompson"

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