Urbanism as pedagogical concept of practice: This research-based reader on methodical and pedagogical innovations in urban research offers novel approaches to understanding urban fabrics in the 21st century. Rooted in the Critical Urbanisms MA program at the University of Basel in collaboration with the African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town, it derives new forms for an urbanism of the future from a critical evaluation of the past.
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We are incredibly honored to have received four of the ten winning spots at this year's ceremony of the DAM Architectural Book Award! Elemente einer baukulturellen Allgemeinbildung, edited by Verein Archijeunes, Avant-Garde as Methode by Anna Bokov, Napoli Super Modern, edited by LAN Local Architecture Network, Benoit Jallon, Umberto Napolitano and Le Laboratoire R.A.A.R, and Land. Milk. Honey, published in conjunction with the Israeli Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale.
Congratulations to the authors, editors, designers and all contributors!
The German Stiftung Buchkunst has chosen its “Most Beautiful German Books of 2021” and we are happy to announce that the grand volume Avant-Garde as Method. Vkhutemas and the Pedagogy of Space, 1920–1930 is one of this year’s winners. Congratulations to the author Anna Bokov and the designers from Bonbon, Zurich!
In the competition, the experts from the jury examined over 600 books and chose 25 Most Beautiful German Books 2021. Two more books from our books made it on the Shortlist, The New Normal and Regarding Space and Spaces. The Chambered Floor Plans and Luca Selva Architects.
Congratulations and thanks to everyone who has contributed to this success!
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Land. Milk. Honey.
Turning a biblical promise into reality: how ideology translated into colonialism, settlement, urbanization, infrastructure, and mechanized agriculture radically reshaped the environment of Palestine-Israel. – The Israeli pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale> More