ARCHITECTS AFTER ARCHITECTURE 

Alternative Pathways for Practice

Edited by Harriet Harriss, Rory Hyde, Roberta Marcaccio

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What can you do with a degree in architecture? Where might it take you? What kind of challenges could you address? Architects After Architecture reframes architecture as a uniquely versatile way of acting on the world, far beyond that of designing buildings.

In this volume, we meet 40 practitioners who have used their architectural training in new and resourceful ways. Together, they describe a future of architecture that is diverse and engaged, expanding the limits of the discipline, and offering new paths forward in times of crisis.


ENDORSEMENTS


‘Full of ideas, stories, histories, and futures, Architects After Architecture is intensely motivating.’ 
– DAN HILL, Visiting Professor of Practice, UCL Institute of Innovation and Public Purpose

‘Architects After Architecture offers compelling possibilities for escaping the policed boundaries of traditional architecture practice that have so limited its social relevance and demographic makeup. This beautifully composed book of interviews and essays offers much-needed pathways toward an enriched mission of architecture.’
– DR. SHARON EGRETTA SUTTON, FAIA, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Architecture, Parsons School of Design

‘Architects After Architecture demands the profession’s attention to the multiple crises of our time: inexorable global warming, extreme social inequality, housing and food insecurity, and white male privilege. The book’s forty exacting essays address the warnings head on to show would-be designers, innovators, misfits, and activists all the ways architecture can and must meet the challenge. This significant collection could not be more finely tuned to the present, nor more relevant to the future. Its spectral range demonstrates the optimism and ethics that have always characterised the field and that will save it, even “after architecture.”’ 
– DR. DANA CUFF, Director cityLAB – UCLA, Professor of Architecture and Urban Design

EDITORS


HARRIET HARRISS is an architect and dean of the Pratt School of Architecture in New York. Her teaching, research and writing focus upon pioneering new and inclusive pedagogical models for design education. @harrietharriss

RORY HYDE is a design advocate for the Mayor of London, adjunct senior research fellow at the University of Melbourne, and was curator of contemporary architecture and urbanism at the Victoria and Albert Museum (2013-2020). He is the author of Future Practice: Conversations from the Edge of Architecture (2012). @roryhyde

ROBERTA MARCACCIO is an editor and an educator at the Architectural Association in London. Her writings on historical as well as emerging modes of practice have featured on Architectural Design, AA Files, Blueprint and in the books Real Estates: Life Without Debt (2014) and Erasmus Effect (2014). @marcarobe


TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION
Harriet Harriss, Rory Hyde, Roberta Marcaccio

ARCHITECTURE AFTER ARCHITECTURE
Jeremy Till

DESIGNING FOR THE CLIMATE EMERGENCY
A case study by Sarah Wigglesworth

‘WHOSE VOICE COUNTS?’
Interview with Liza Fior, Muf

SPACES TO SPEAK
Justine Clark, Parlour

ON MIS-FITTING
Jos Boys

‘ARCHITECTURE IS A WAY TO CONSTRUCT SOCIETY’
Interview with Andrés Jaque, Office for Political Innovation

DESIGNING WITH CHILDREN
A case study by Interboro

FROM EXCLUSION TO INCLUSION
Joel Sanders

PRACTICE AS PROJECT
Public Works with Angharad Davies

AN ALTERNATIVE PRACTICE IN TIMES OF CRISIS
Doina Petrescu, aaa

PRIDE IN MAKING
Interview with Takeshi Hayatsu

REVIVING THE ALMS HOUSE
A case study by Peter Barber

THE ARCHITECT-ORGANISER
Sib Trigg, PEACH

‘WE WANTED TO DO THINGS OURSELVES’
Interview with Jane Hall, Assemble

SAY IT LOUD
Pascale Sablan

BUILDING DIVERSITY
Elsie Owuso on Baroness Lawrence

DECONSTRUCTION
A case study by Rotor

UNDERGROUND ARCHITECTURE
Ant Farm in conversation with WORKac

THE SELF AS A DESIGN SUBJECT
Jack Self

THE ARCHITECT-DEVELOPER
Roger Zogolovitch
WHEN IS AN ARCHITECT NOT AN ARCHITECT?
Holly Lewis, We Made That

DEPROFESSIONALISATION
Peggy Deamer

‘ONLY A CRIMINAL CAN SOLVE THE CRIME’
Interview with Eyal Weizman and Christina Varvia, Forensic Architecture

ARCHITECTURE AFTER CONFLICT
Malkit Shoshan, FAST

TO PROGRAM A SITE
Kimberli Meyer

EXHIBITION-MAKING
Judith Clark

BUILDINGS TASTE LONELY TO ME
A case study by Alex Schweder

FROM ARCHITECTURE TO VIDEOGAMES
Miriam Bellard, Rockstar North

‘IT’S WHERE DIFFERENT FORMS OF KNOWLEDGE COLLIDE’
Interview with Matt Jones, Google

FROM ARCHITECTURE TO TECH
Blake Hudelson and Gavin Johns, Architechie

‘CRYPTOCURRENCY HAS ENTERED MAINSTREAM CURRENCY’
Interview with Matt Storus

SEEING UPSIDE-DOWN AND AROUND CORNERS
Scott Paterson

RECLAIMING ATTENTION
A case study by Studio Folder

DESIGN FOR HOMELESSNESS
Chris Hildrey

‘WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF ALL THE DETAILS WERE PUT BACK IN THE STORY?’
Interview with Damon Rich

PUBLIC PRACTICE
Finn Williams

PERSONAL-PRIVATE, PROFESSIONAL-POLITICAL
Shelley Penn

ARCHITECTS FOR THE HUMANITARIAN SECTOR
Shareen Elnaschie, ODD

THE FREE WORLD
Robert Mull

CREDITS


ARCHITECTS AFTER ARCHITECTURE: Alternative Pathways for Practice
Edited by Harriet Harris, Rory Hyde, and Roberta Marcaccio
Published by Routledge
Design by Studio Folder
Copyright year 2021
Publication date 16 December 2020
320 pages
75 B/W illustrations
ISBN 9780367441210
Routledge website

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