Unformed Architecture, Informed Community

[an essay by Daniel S Dunn]

“Can the form of a building create community? Or is community created in a different way, one that even transcends form? And if it does transcend form, does architecture play any role? The example of federal housing projects, an understanding of collective memory and how it relates to architecture, and an examination of the ideas of city stewardship and focal realism suggests that form alone is unable to produce community (at its worst destroying it), but that architecture can play an integral role in nurturing and maintaining it.” Read more…


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