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White night before a manifesto

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...This text, written in 2008 and reprinted here, is a prescient meditation on the immaterial nature of modern capital and its social consequences, specifically with regard to the role of the enlightened creative profession vis-à-vis...

Towers

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

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...The corporate tower dominates the skyline of most cities. Such buildings emerge in part as a response to market pressure for more rentable space on a given site area, however they have also long captured the romance of reaching for the sky....

Labour Theory: Architecture, Work and Neoliberalism

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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...Zaha Hadid has found herself at the centre of recent controversies concerning the conditions of labour under which her projects are constructed.See, for example, James Riach, ‘Zaha Hadid defends Qatar World Cup role following migrant worker...

Ugly America and Architecture on the Highway: A Time-Life View of the 1950s and 1960s

Archi.Pop : Mediating Architecture in Popular Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...For more than four decades in the middle of the twentieth century, Life served as a “show-book of the world,” in the words of publisher Henry Luce, who launched the magazine in 1936 as a pictorial compliment to Time, the successful...

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

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...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...