Architecture and Collective Life

Cameron McEwan (Editor), Lorens Holm (Editor)

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Architecture and Collective Life is a special double issue for the journal Architecture and Culture, and trace of the Architectural Humanities Research Association conference at University of Dundee (November 2019). The journal issue organizes a “grammar of collective life” under the categories: individuals, communities, cities, collectives. We reposition the individual and collective relationship away from the private/public categories as a different section through life to open ethical and political discourse to architecture, and architecture’s role in constructing our environment—built, digital, imagined, natural. We emphasize critical thought as collective action as a necessary step towards a critical architectural theory for the Anthropocene.

The journal issue comprises a selection of 18 papers, plus editors’ introduction and front and back matter, from the annual AHRA conference “Architecture & Collective Life” hosted by University of Dundee in November 2019. There were a total of 180 papers read at the conference, plus 4 keynote addresses and round table conversations. The journal issue is a companion volume to the Routledge AHRA Critiques anthology which has a similar name.
Contributors: Lorens Holm, Cameron McEwan, Penelope Haralambidou, Jane Rendell, Angie Voela, Guanghui Ding, Tal Bar, Mhairi McVicar, Yael Padan, John Hendrix, Andrew Stoane, Camillo Boano, Francesco Proto, Andrea Migotto, Frederick Chaffee Biehle, David Capener, Hazem Ziada, Don Kunze, Paul Guzzardo, Gustavo Cardon and Rodrigo Martın Iglesias.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)377-702
Number of pages325
JournalArchitecture and Culture
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2020
Externally publishedYes
EventAHRA - Architecture and Collective Life 2019 - University of Dundee, Dundee, United Kingdom
Duration: 21 Nov 201923 Nov 2019


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