Occupation: Ruin, Repudiation, Revolution

Occupation: Ruin, Repudiation, Revolution

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Bringing together an international range of contributors from the fields of practice, theory and history, this book takes a fresh look at occupation. It argues that occupation is a prospect that begins with ruin--a residue from the past, an implied or even a resounding presence of something previous that holds the potential for transformation. This prospect invites us to repudiate, re-imagine and re-define lived space, thereby asserting occupation as an act of revolution. Authors drawn from the fields of architecture, urbanism, interior architecture, dance dramaturgy, art history, design and visual arts, cultural studies and media studies provide a unique, holistic view of occupation, examining topics such as: the authority of architecture; architecture as an act of revolution; women in hypersexual space; occupation as a serialized act of ruin; and the definition of space as repudiation. They discuss how acts that re-invent territory and/or shift boundaries--psychological, social and physical--affect identity and demonstrate possession. This theme of occupation is significant and topical at a time of radical flux, generated by the proliferation of hypermedia, and also by the dramatically shifting environmental, political and economic context of this era. The book concludes by asserting that it is through occupation (private and public: real, virtual, remembered, re-invented) that we appear or disappear as the individual or collective self, because the spaces we construct assert particular agendas which we may either contest or live in accord with.Edward Hollis is Director of Research, School of Design, Edinburgh College of Art and University of Edinburgh, UK. Edward studied Architecture at ... He published The Secret Lives of Buildings in 2009, and The Memory Palace, A Book of Lost Interiors in 2013. Nicole Kalms lectures in the Department of Architecture at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. Nicolea#39;s research interests are in the field ofanbsp;...


Title:Occupation: Ruin, Repudiation, Revolution
Author: Lynn Churchill, Dianne Smith
Publisher:Routledge - 2016-03-03
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