'Social Housing—Housing the Social: Art, Property and Spatial Justice examines ongoing transformations in social housing and asks how these transformations are reflected in the aspirations and practices of artists. Housing provides essential shelter, but also gives form to the social. It represents and embodies the materiality of civic politics and thus demonstrates the uneven nature of spatial justice at local and global scale. For many years artists have contributed to the design and organization of structures of living together, often with ambivalent effect. Whilst many have imagined—and attempted to implement—radical new forms of social housing, as alternatives to both privatization and state provision, they have also ushered in waves of gentrification, thus contributing significantly to a story of capitalization now dominant within urban infrastructures. Social Housing—Housing the Social: Art, Property and Spatial Justice questions the politics of urban practice from a variety of geopolitical and disciplinary viewpoints, from liberal private initiatives to the Occupy movement, from Almere to Ramallah, mixing artistic and architectural contributions with those of sociologists, urban historians, philosophers, and activists.' - from back cover.

Includes biographies of contributors.
Access level

Onsite

Location code REF.PHA2
Language

English

Publication/Creation date

2012

No of pages

543

ISBN / ISSN

9783943365177

No of copies

1

Content type

anthology

Chapter headings
Foreword: Rethinking Housing, Citizenship, and Property

- Teddy CRUZ

Introduction

- Andrea PHILLIPS, Fulya ERDEMCI

Setting the Housing /Capital Context
From Revanchism to Securitized public Space

- Neil SMITH

The Residualization of the Social: Doreen Massey Interviewed by Andrea Phillips
Unitary Urbanism: A Citizens' Occupation

- Miguel ROBLES-DURAN

Self-Organization: Collusion or Opposition to Neo-Liberalism?
The Artist Will Have to Decide Whom to Serve

- Jeanne VAN HEESWIJK

Empower People to Make the City

- Adri DUIVESTEIJN

Open CoopL A Manifesto About the People We Have Met

- Partizan PUBLIK

OpTrek in Transvaal: Floor Tinga on the Work of Sabrina lindemann

- Floor TINGA

Non-Capitalist Economic Practice in Catalonia

- Amalia CARDENAS, Joana CONILL, Manuel CASTELLS

Art and the Symbolic Order
Art and Housing: The Private Connection

- Andrea PHILLIPS

Chafing Against the Dead Hand of Society: Martha Roster interviewed by Mrkus Miessen
Let Us Pray for Those Now Residing in the Designated Area

- Roman VASSEUR

Participatory Design

- Marjetica POTRC

Sweetness in Public Space

- Fallen Fruit

Can the Contemporary Art World and Its Institutions 'House the Social?'

- Fulya ERDEMCI

How Can You be at Home in an Alien World Learning Play - Playing to Learn

- Chto Delat, Ultra-red

Global Contexts/Histories
Tent City: Spaces of homeless Survival and Organizing in the American City

- Don MITCHELL

Urban Production and Its Counterculture in Istanbul

- Pelin TAN

Security, Economy, and the Social Crisis in Palestine

- Yazid ANANI

'urban Feudalism' of New Belgrade: The Case of Belville Housing Block

- Zoran ERIC

Giving Concrete Meaning to 'The Right to the City' in Brazil

- Edesio FERNANDES

China Housing: The Dilution and Reformation of Collectiveness

- JIANG Jun, 姜珺

The Return of the Social - But Not As We Knew It

- Arnold REIJNDORP

Direct Action
Hamburg, My Darling City

- Christoph SCHAFER

Time for an 'Urban Revolution?': The Right to the City Movement in Hamburg

- Martin REITER

Fanatical Reality versus Radical Resistance: The Depoliticization of Squatting

- Ernst VAN DEN HEMEL

How Not to Tell: The Story of Occupy

- AIOA

Our Autonomous Life?

- Binna CHOI, 최빛나, Maiko TANAKA

To Fix a home: The Yes Men Helping Out

- Nils VAN BEEK

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