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Kim Dovey

Kim Dovey is an architectural critic and Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Melbourne, Australia, where he has served as Associate Dean, Head of Urban Design and Head of Architecture. He has worked with government, industry and community groups and has written and broadcast widely in the mass media. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Urban Design Thinking : A Conceptual Toolkit

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...Urban advertising is the use of public space to generate publicity. It is an integral part of urbanism because cities are fundamentally markets in ideas and products. Advertising is a production of desire for a particular product...

Place and Edge

The Intelligence of Place : Topographies and Poetics

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...Boundary (horos) is the primary cause of bodies.That edges belong properly to things is a commonly held view that is as ancient as Socrates, who claimed that an edge is ‘the limit of a solid’. Plato, Meno 76a, in The Collected...

Place and Histories – Writing Other People’s Memories

The Intelligence of Place : Topographies and Poetics

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Landscape is history made visible.Who owns history?There are few more fragmented or invisible aspects of place than the history that is written, or embodied, in the land where it was lived. We touch down somewhere, happily or unhappily...

New imaginaries and the city

Tony Fry

Tony Fry is Director of the sustainment consultancy Team D/E/S and Professor of Design, Griffith University, Queensland College of Art. He is also author of Design Futuring: Sustainability, Ethics and New Practice (Berg, 2008) and Design as Politics (Berg, 2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Remaking Cities : An Introduction to Urban Metrofitting

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...As has been made abundantly clear, metrofitting of cities is not simply posed here as an instrumental technofix. It requires a far more complex, rigorous and imaginative confrontation of the issues of how our species can be futurally...

Interrupting New York: slowness and the High Line

Christoph Lindner

Christoph Lindner is Professor of Media and Culture at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where he writes about cities, globalization, and visual culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cities Interrupted : Visual Culture and Urban Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...This chapter examines the history and design of the High Line, a new and highly popular linear park on Manhattan’s West Side involving the creative greening of abandoned elevated railway tracks. It argues that the park’s revivification...

“Life in Marvelous Times”: Hip-hop, Housing, and Utopia

Archi.Pop : Mediating Architecture in Popular Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Research for this chapter was supported by the Mellon Central New York Humanities Corridor Visiting Scholar Fellowship. “Boom, boom, boom.” With these words, the architectural historian Charles Jencks declared “the death...

Post-Disaster Reconstruction in the United States: A Review of the Role of ‘Authenticity’ in Historic Preservation Policies and Practices

Authentic Reconstruction : Authenticity, Architecture and the Built Heritage

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...A review of the role of ‘authenticity’ as a key term in historic preservation practices in post-disaster reconstruction in the United States suggests that, while international charters and conventions influence policy and guidelines...

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Kim Dovey

Kim Dovey is an architectural critic and Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Melbourne, Australia, where he has served as Associate Dean, Head of Urban Design and Head of Architecture. He has worked with government, industry and community groups and has written and broadcast widely in the mass media. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Urban Design Thinking : A Conceptual Toolkit

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...The social condition of urbanity is one of relatively random encounter between strangers in public space. Yet this randomness is also inevitably structured. Another way of saying this is that the sociality of the city is geared...

Festivals of Circulation: Neoliberal Architectures of Culture, Commerce and Education

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

Book chapter

...The Centre Beaubourg was conceived from within the cultural establishment of France and authorized, in 1969, by its President, Georges Pompidou (after whose death in 1974 it was subsequently renamed). Proposed as a ‘multidisciplinary...

The Evolution of Workspace Design: From the Machine to the Network

The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...All branches of interior design are shaped to an extent by their social, economic, and political histories. But there can be few areas of specialist practice so decisively molded by the powerful circumstances of their origins than modern...