“Given the negative forces—political, economic, and segregationist—that have pushed people to the margins of the ideal city in the form of large housing ‘projects’ and refugee camps, what emotions, concerns, or psychoses might inform or limit an architect? More important, in what ways do marginalized folks become architects by refusing to accept the limits of normative social space or, by extension, the modernist ethos? How might the norm be undermined, subverted? How might abjection be the starting point for a new vision of the future?”
From: Kara Walker, Ruffneck Constructivists, 2014. The full PDF of the book is available for free download: https://www.dropbox.com/s/7kowdcymkt59rah/RUFFCON_full_low.pdf?dl=0.
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