Archifutures Vol. 6: Agency

A field guide to reclaiming the future of architecture

Sophie Lovell and George Kafka (& beyond collective)

Now is not a time for metaphorical sticking plasters or vanity projects, it is a time for change and a time for action.

The mandate of architects and urbanists today goes way beyond designing buildings, it includes changing behavior, influencing and impacting policy, and building bottom-up agency with new understandings of value, justice, and cultural production. This task is best achieved by sharing not just strategies but also practice – completely openly and freely. This sixth volume in the Archifutures series for the Future Architecture platform, therefore, focuses on emerging narratives and strategies that can help architects adapt their practice towards more effective agency in order to meet the greater, more universal tasks that are upon all of humankind. The projects featured here show ways forward in addressing ecological destruction, racial injustice, housing inequality, and landscapes of conflict. They point to new modes of design practice, rethinking what it means to be “an architect” in a world of spatial injustice.

Title: Archifutures Vol. 6: Agency

Editors: Sophie Lovell and George Kafka (& beyond collective)

Contributors: 45°, Architects Climate Action Network, Thomas Aquilina, Architekturos Fondas, ateliermob, BC Architects and Studies[BE], Coloco, Critical Practice, Dark Matter Labs, Arturo Franco & Ana Román, Institute for Linear Research, Will Jennings, Constantinos Marcou, Mies. TV, Office of Human Resources, Recetas Urbanas, Jason Rhys Parry, Point Supreme, Proyecto Colectivo, Recetas Urbanas, Marie-Louise Richards, Unfolding Pavilion, Un-war Space Lab, Marina Otero Verzier.

Design: Diana Portela

Series design: Diana Portela

Language: English

Cover: Softcover with flaps

Size: 17 x 23 cms

Format: Paperback

Date: October 2020

ISBN: 978-84-120390-8-5

Licence: CC BY-SA 4.0

Publisher: dpr-barcelona

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