The architecture of disability: Buildings, cities, and landscapes beyond access

CAD 34.00

The architecture of disability: Buildings, cities, and landscapes beyond access

CAD 34.00

Disability critiques of architecture usually emphasize the need for modification and increased access, but The Architecture of Disability calls for a radical reorientation of this perspective by situating experiences of impairment as a new foundation for the built environment. With its provocative proposal for “the construction of disability,” this book fundamentally reconsiders how we conceive of and experience disability in our world. With its provocative proposal for “the construction of disability,” this book reconsiders how we conceive of and experience disability in our world.

 

By recontextualizing the history of architecture through the discourse of disability, this book presents a unique challenge to current modes of architectural practice, theory, and education. Envisioning an architectural design that fully integrates disabled persons into its production, it advocates for looking beyond traditional notions of accessibility and shows how certain incapacities can help to positively reimagine the roots of architecture.

 

 

David Gissen

University of Minnesota Press, 2023

21.5 X 14 cm, 194 pages

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