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Architecture and Politics

Albena Yaneva

Albena Yaneva is a Reader in Architectural Studies at the University of Manchester, and Co-director of the Manchester Architecture Research Center. She holds a master degree in Sociology from École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (1997) and a doctoral degree from École des Mines de Paris (2001). Her research draws on Actor-Network-Theory to explore fieldworks in architecture, industrial design, contemporary art, and museum studies. She is the author of Mapping Controversies in Architecture (Ashgate, 2012), The Making of a Building: A Pragmatist Approach to Architecture (Peter Lang, 2009), and Made by the Office for Metropolitan Design: An Ethnography of Design (010 Publishers, 2009). She is the guest editor of Understanding Architecture, Accounting Society, 2008 (special issue of Science Studies) and Traceable Cities, 2012 (special issue of City, Culture & Society). In 2010 she received the RIBA President’s Award for Outstanding University-located Research. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Five Ways to Make Architecture Political : An Introduction to the Politics of Design Practice

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Architecture and politics: Asymmetric ontologies Architecture is not solely an artistic practice concerned with aesthetic form and semiotics. Instead, it is a cultural form that has long-standing and close links with dominant political...

Africa, 1400–1800

Nnamdi Elleh

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Nnamdi Elleh is Head of the School of Architecture and Planning, and Professor of Architectural History, at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Amy Latessa

Amy Latessa is a doctoral candidate in Architectural History, Theory and Criticism at the University of Cincinnati, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bisola Sosan

Bisola Sosan completed her undergraduate degree in English at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and then her Master of Science in Architecture at the University of Cincinnati, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...The African continent spans Mediterranean climates, deserts, semi-deserts, savannah forests, evergreen forests, rainforests, mangrove forests and landscapes of different altitudes, with diverse cultural inhabitants. The study of early...

Africa since 1914

Edward Denison

Edward Denison is an independent architectural historian, writer and photographer, and also Associate Professor in Architectural History and Theory at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...Africa’s transformation in the twentieth century was total. In less than one hundred years, colonialism on the continent was defeated by a wave of resistance that liberated of hundreds of millions of people and created dozens of new...