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Place and a Kind of Sentience – These Trees in Particular

The Intelligence of Place : Topographies and Poetics

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...I frequently tramped eight or ten miles through the deepest snow to keep an appointment with a beech-tree, or a yellow birch, or an old acquaintance among the pines –How the pines shake! Pines are the hardest sort of tree to live when...

Form and labor: Toward a history of abstraction in architecture

The Architect as Worker : Immaterial Labor, the Creative Class, and the Politics of Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Within the history of labor, the category of abstraction has played a fundamental role. Marx noted that the category of labor as such is an abstraction since it stands for the myriad of activities and conditions that define the entire...

More for less: Architectural labor and design productivity

The Architect as Worker : Immaterial Labor, the Creative Class, and the Politics of Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...This chapter will examine the relationship between “fiduciary” professionals and technical analysts in the world of architectural practice defined by transnational building systems, local normative frameworks, and idiosyncratic...

Labor and talent in architecture

The Architect as Worker : Immaterial Labor, the Creative Class, and the Politics of Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The architecture and design disciplines represent a talent pool of creative people who the global economy increasingly need as the demand for innovative new environments, products, and services has grown at an ever-increasing rate. In other...

Introduction: Architecture, Neoliberalism and the Game of Truth

Douglas Spencer

Douglas Spencer lectures in architecture, urbanism and landscape at the Architectural Association, London, UK. He is a PhD supervisor at the Royal College of Art, and also teaches at the University of East London. Spencer is co-editor of Critical Territories (2014) and of Urban Prototypes: Mentalities and Perspectives (2014). He is also a published essayist (The Journal of Architecture, AA Files, Domus, Topos, Radical Philosophy and Harvard GSD's New Geographies) and has contributed articles to many edited collections. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Architecture of Neoliberalism : How Contemporary Architecture Became an Instrument of Control and Compliance

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Swarm-modelled figures dispersed across smooth space. Steered between buildings. Channelled along elevated walkways. The architecture is fluid. Its forms materialize out of thin air or extrude themselves into existence. The pleats, grilles...

Necessary Ignorance: The Art of Neoliberal Governmentality

Douglas Spencer

Douglas Spencer lectures in architecture, urbanism and landscape at the Architectural Association, London, UK. He is a PhD supervisor at the Royal College of Art, and also teaches at the University of East London. Spencer is co-editor of Critical Territories (2014) and of Urban Prototypes: Mentalities and Perspectives (2014). He is also a published essayist (The Journal of Architecture, AA Files, Domus, Topos, Radical Philosophy and Harvard GSD's New Geographies) and has contributed articles to many edited collections. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Architecture of Neoliberalism : How Contemporary Architecture Became an Instrument of Control and Compliance

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...David Harvey, in his A Brief History of Neoliberalism, claims that ‘neoliberalization was from the very beginning a project to achieve the restoration of class power’.Harvey, Neoliberalism, p. 16. It is capital, with its logic...

Introduction: Designing with computers

Roberto Bottazzi

Roberto Bottazzi is an architect, researcher, and educator based in London. He is Research Co-ordinator, Master Tutor, and Master Lecturer at the Royal College of Art, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Digital Architecture Beyond Computers : Fragments of a Cultural History of Computational Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

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...A machine is not a neutral element, it has got its history, logic, an organising view of phenomenaBefore venturing into the more detailed conversations on the role of digital tools in the design of architecture and urban plans, it is worth...

Conclusion: The Necessity of Critique

Douglas Spencer

Douglas Spencer lectures in architecture, urbanism and landscape at the Architectural Association, London, UK. He is a PhD supervisor at the Royal College of Art, and also teaches at the University of East London. Spencer is co-editor of Critical Territories (2014) and of Urban Prototypes: Mentalities and Perspectives (2014). He is also a published essayist (The Journal of Architecture, AA Files, Domus, Topos, Radical Philosophy and Harvard GSD's New Geographies) and has contributed articles to many edited collections. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Architecture of Neoliberalism : How Contemporary Architecture Became an Instrument of Control and Compliance

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...What is at stake in neoliberalism ‘is nothing more, nor less, than the form of our existence – the way in which we are led to conduct ourselves, to relate to others and to ourselves’, according to Dardot and Laval.Dardot and Laval, The New...

Database

Roberto Bottazzi

Roberto Bottazzi is an architect, researcher, and educator based in London. He is Research Co-ordinator, Master Tutor, and Master Lecturer at the Royal College of Art, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Digital Architecture Beyond Computers : Fragments of a Cultural History of Computational Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

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...Introduction The use of databases is a central, essential element of any digital design. Any CAD package designers routinely use, manage, and deploy data in order to perform operations. This chapter not only deconstructs some...

Three strategies for new value propositions of design practice

The Architect as Worker : Immaterial Labor, the Creative Class, and the Politics of Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Architectural labor serves building at a difficult intersection of professionalism and commodification. While no building can be created without the services of an architect—who is empowered by the State to take responsibility...