Beyond patronage : reconsidering models of practice

Bohm, Martha Printz, Gabrielle Hwang, Joyce

Beyond patronage : reconsidering models of practice - New York, Actar Publishers, 2015 - 205 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm

Architect as Initiator
Searching for an Authentic Production
A Conversation with Hansy Better Barraza
Initiating a Collaborative and Iterative Practice
Conversation with Linda Taalman
Architect as Detective
Detective Work
Build It In: Making the Case for Garbage Collectionin Urban Design
A Conversation with Juliette Spertus and Georgeen Theodore
Way Beyond Patronage
A Conversation with Natalie Jeremy Jenko and Georgeen Theodore and Juliette Spertus
Architect as Advocate Navigating Territories of Engagement, Investigation in a Remote Territory
A Conversation with Lola Sheppard
A Conversation with Yolande Daniels
Moving Beyond Patronage
A Conversation with Lori Brown
Before and Beyond: Re-articulating Practice in the Academy
Contributors Bios
Illustration Credits

"Essays, projects, and interviews will examine emerging forms of sponsorship, new forms of connectivity - technological or social - that produce innovative modes of collaboration, and strategies for cultivating relationships that allow us to rethink typical hierarchies between those in power and those in service. One could argue that the profession of architecture has traditionally been characterized by patronage. Throughout the twentieth century, private clients have enabled architects to develop and realize their most significant work. Today, the landscape of patronage is shifting. While the role of private clients is still central to the survival of the profession, an increasing number of architects and design practitioners are actively cultivating partnerships with not-for-profits, granting agencies, educational institutions, and other public organizations. How are these broader relationships redefining the role of patronage in architecture? Have our current economic, ecological, and political climates provoked architecture to confront its own priorities and assumptions? How can the practice of architecture be shaped not only through relationships of power, but also through strategies of empowerment? How are emerging practitioners today grappling with issues of inclusion and exclusion in the field?"-Publisher's website


Architectural practice--History--21st century--Congresses.
Architects and patrons.
Architecture and society.