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Social Housing - Housing the Social: Art, Property and Spatial Justice

Phillips, Andrea and Erdemci, Fulya, eds. 2012. Social Housing - Housing the Social: Art, Property and Spatial Justice. Berlin and Amsterdam: Sternberg Press/SKOR. ISBN 978-3-943365-17-7 [Edited Book]

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Social Housing - Housing the Social: Art, Property and Spatial Justice examines ongoing transformations in social housing and asks how these transformations are reflected in the aspirations and practices of artists. Housing not only provides essential shelter but also gives form to the social. It represents and embodies the materiality of civic politics and thus demonstrates the uneven nature of spatial justice at local and global scale. For many years artists have contributed to the design and organization of structures of living together, often with ambivalent effect. Whilst many have imagined – and attempted to implement – radical new forms of social housing, as alternatives to both privatization and state provision, they have also ushered in waves of gentrification, thus contributing significantly to a story of capitalization now dominant within urban infrastructures.
Social Housing – Housing the Social: Art, Property and Spatial Justice questions the politics of urban practice from a variety of geopolitical and disciplinary viewpoints, from liberal private initiatives to the Occupy movement, from Almere to Ramallah, mixing artistic and architectural contributions with those of sociologists, urban historians, philosophers, and activists.
The book is the second volume in the Actors, Agents and Attendants series of publications and symposia initiated by SKOR in partnership with Andrea Phillips to investigate the role of cultural practice in the organization of the public domain.

Item Type: Edited Book

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Art
Research Office > REF2014

Date:

10 June 2012

Item ID:

6847

Date Deposited:

18 Apr 2012 18:21

Last Modified:

31 Mar 2015 14:40

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/6847
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