Architects without frontiers: war, reconstruction and design responsibility

Charlesworth, E 2006, Architects without frontiers: war, reconstruction and design responsibility, Architectural Press, Oxford, United Kingdom.

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Title Architects without frontiers: war, reconstruction and design responsibility
Author(s) Charlesworth, E
Year 2006
Publisher Architectural Press
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Subjects Urban and Regional Planning not elsewhere classified
Summary The title of this book, Architects Without Frontiers, points to the potential for architects to play important roles in post-war relief and reconstruction. By working sans frontiers, Charlesworth suggests that architects and design professionals have a significant opportunity to assist peace-making and reconstruction efforts in the period immediately after conflict or disaster, when much of the housing, hospital, educational, transport, civic and business infrastructure has been destroyed or badly damaged." "Through selected case studies, Charlesworth examines the role of architects, planners, urban designers and landscape architects in three cities following conflict - Beirut, Nicosia and Mostar - three cities where the mental and physical scars of violent conflict still remain. This book expands the traditional role of the architect from 'hero' to 'peacemaker' and discusses how design educators can stretch their wings to encompass the proliferating agendas and sites of uncivil unrest.
Copyright notice Copyright © 2006, Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keyword(s) architecture
war reconstructions
ISBN 0750668407
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