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Drifting - Architecture and Migrancy

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Drifting - Architecture and Migrancy


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Drifting - Architecture and Migrancy
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In an era of globalisation, there is an unprecedented scale and nature of contemporary migrant flows, as well as the flow of goods, capital, ideas, images and technology. This sheer number and mobility of contemporary migrants clearly has massively disruptive effects on traditional modes of dwelling however they were manifest in everyday life. But contemporary migrancy also has important consequences for the way dwelling is conceptualised more generally. This book is concerned with the modes of dwelling that emerge through migrancy; it is also concerned with the effects these modes of dwelling have for dominant conceptions of space and place; and finally, it is interested in the kinds of architectures that become possible if those effects are taken seriously. Ackbar Abbas, Mike Austin, Stephen Cairns, Paul Carter, Mike Davis, Andrew Dawson, Jacques Derrida, Catherine Ingraham, Jane M Jacobs, Mark Johnson, Mirjana Lozanovska, Katharyne Mitchell, Brian Morri

Author Biography

Stephen Cairns teaches architecture theory and design at the University of Edinburgh. He works on contemporary architecture and urbanism often in the context of postcolonial criticism, cross-cultural and transnational studies, and with a particular empirical focus on Southeast Asia.
Release date Australia
November 27th, 2003
Edited by Stephen Cairns
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
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