From Conflict to Inclusion in Housing

The Interaction of Communities, Residents and Activists

Edited by Graham Cairns, Georgios Artopoulos, and Kirsten Day

What is this?
Socio-political views on housing have been brought to the fore in recent years by global economic crises, a notable rise of international migration and intensified trans-regional movement phenomena. Adopting this viewpoint, From Conflict to Inclusion in Housing maps the current terrain of political thinking, ethical conversations and community activism that complements the current discourse on new opportunities to access housing. Its carefully selected case studies cover many geographical contexts, including the UK, the US, Brazil, Australia, Asia and Europe.

Importantly, the volume presents the views of stakeholders that are typically left unaccounted for in the process of housing development, and presents them with an interdisciplinary audience of sociologists, planners and architects in mind. Each chapter offers new interpretations of real-world problems, local community initiatives and successful housing projects, and together construct a critique on recent governmental and planning policies globally. Through these studies, the reader will encounter a narrative that encompasses issues of equality for housing, the biopolitics of dwelling and its associated activism, planning initiatives for social sustainability, and the cohabitation of the urban terrain.

Graham Cairns is is an academic and author in the field of architecture. He is the director of the academic research organisation AMPS, and Executive Editor of its associated journal Architecture_MPS.

Georgios Artopoulos is Assistant Professor at the Cyprus Institute, Nicosia, Cyprus. His work has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, architectural books, conference proceedings and exhibition catalogues.

Kirsten Day is a registered architect, lecturer (Interior Architecture, Swinburne University of Technology) and researcher (Centre for Design Innovation, Swinburne University of Technology).

Graham Cairns

Editorial commentary: on the architecture of housing commons
Georgios Artopoulos

Section 1 Socially engaged practices of housing and contested environments (participatory practices and negotiation policies/sharing and relation with place)

1. Occupied city: Hotel Cambridge and central São Paulo between urban decay and resurrection
Jeroen Stevens

2. Conflict sites in a time of crisis: negotiating a space and place for Gypsies and Travellers
Jo Richardson

3. Aceh post-tsunami housing reconstruction: a critical analysis of approaches, designs and socio-cultural implications
Yenny Rahmayati

Section 2 Spatial politics of housing (affordable housing, self-build, re-building and the economics/policies of housing)

4. Postproduced: how adaptive redesign and participatory approaches can transform ageing housing
Sandra Karina Löschke and Hazel Easthope

5. Integrated approaches and interventions for the regeneration of abandoned towns in southern Italy
May East

6. The role of community-driven finance in bridging formal and informal practices in housing: insights from Vinh, Vietnam
Johanna Brugman

7. Clearing stock of the invisible: effects of cosmopolitan power on the supply of affordable housing
Kane Pham

Section 3 Non-standard practices of housing (art practice and alternative forms of engagement with housing)

8. Art does matter: creating interventions in our thinking about housing
Keely Macarow

9. Uncanny home: considering race and American housing policy in Mike Kelley’s Mobile Homestead
Lee Azus

10. The real ‘housos’: reclaiming identity and place
Michael Darcy and Dallas Rogers

11. Sharing the domestic through ‘residential performance’ 
Jonathan Orlek

12. Contesting ‘dilapidated dwelling’
Matthew Thompson

'A fascinating – if highly eclectic – collection .. Any reader wishing to learn about the present-day complexity of the politics of dwelling
will encounter in this rich volume an excellent opportunity to appreciate the wide range of contexts and formats in which these politics manifest
themselves around the world today.' 

  Studies in Social Justice Date: Sept 2020 Book: Social Media in Emergent Brazil + Social Media in Northern Chile Publication: Tapuya: Latin American Science, Technology and Society Quote: [This book makes] a necessary intervention in a field that has been traditionally focused on Western contexts and by extension, Western platforms.'

Format: Open Access PDF

288 Pages

ISBN: 9781787350335

Publication: November 13, 2017

Series: Housing: Critical Futures

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