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Geographies of Trash (Paperback) (Rania Ghosn)

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Exploring the relationship between architecture, design, trash, space, and urban environments, this work describes design methodology for representing political and economic geographies of trash and waste disposal. Five speculative projects for Detroit, Michigan, are presented as examples of architectural strategies to reintegrate waste management into the city. The book stems from Research on the City, an initiative at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. It will be of interest to architects, urban planners, and urban theorists interested in raising public awareness of garbage and waste disposal and how to better plan for it. Color photos, art, charts, and graphics are included throughout. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
In the Age of Environment, the scale waste management is geographic all while often relegating such undesired matter to invisibility as "matter out of place." Geographies of Trash reclaims the role of forms, technologies, economies and logistics of the waste system in the production of new aesthetics and politics of urbanism. Honored with a 2014 ACSA Faculty Design Award, the book charts the geographies of trash in Michigan across scales to propose five speculative projects that bring to visibility disciplinary controversies on the relations of technology, space and politics.
Number of Pages: 143
Genre: Architecture
Sub-Genre: Methods + Materials, Urban + Land Use Planning
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Actarbirkhauser
Author: Rania Ghosn
Language: English
Street Date: January 15, 2016
TCIN: 18754139
UPC: 9781940291642
Item Number (DPCI): 247-47-6192
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