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By Albena Yaneva

The booklet tackles a few demanding questions: How do we conceptualize architectural gadgets and practices with out falling into the divides architecture/society, nature/culture, materiality/meaning? How do we hinder those abstractions from carrying on with to blind architectural thought? what's the substitute to severe structure? Mapping controversies is a learn strategy and instructing philosophy that enables divides to be crossed. It bargains a brand new method for following debates surrounding contested city wisdom. conducting explorations of on-going and up to date controversies and re-visiting a few famous debates, the research foregrounds, lines and maps the altering units of positions prompted through layout: the 2012 Olympics stadium in London, the Welsh parliament in Cardiff, the Heathrow airport runway extension, the Sydney Opera apartment, the Eiffel Tower. by way of mobilizing electronic applied sciences and new computational layout thoughts we will visualize the diversity of things that impinge on layout and tune actors' trajectories, altering groupings, matters and modalities of motion. The e-book areas structure on the intersection of the human and the nonhuman, the actual and the final. It permits its networks to be re-established and to run among neighborhood and worldwide, social and technical. Mapping controversies will be extrapolated to quite a lot of advanced phenomena of hybrid nature.

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