Time and Transformation in Architecture, edited by Tuuli Lähdesmäki, approaches architecture and the built environment from an interdisciplinary point of view by emphasizing in its theoretical discussions and empirical analysis the dimensions of time, temporality, and transformation—and their relation to human experiences, behavior, and practices. The volume consists of seven chapters that explore the following questions: How do architectural ideas, ideals, and meanings emerge, develop, and transform? How is architecture manifested in relation to time, time-space, and the social dimensions it entails and produces? The volume provides both multifaceted theoretical discussions on time and temporality in architecture and empirical case studies around the globe in which these theories and conceptualizations are tested and explored.
Contributors are Eiman Ahmed Elwidaa, André van Graan, June Jordaan, Joongsub Kim, Tuuli Lähdesmäki, Assumpta Nnaggenda-Musana, Sanja Rodeš and Smaranda Spânu.
Tuuli Lähdesmäki, PhD (2007), University of Jyväskylä, Finland, and DSocSc (2014), University of Eastern Finland, is an Adjunct Professor of Art History at the University of Jyväskylä. She has lead research projects and published studies on cultural and urban policies.
Table of contents
PrefaceList of IllustrationsNotes on Contributors 1
Introduction: Time and Spatial and Social Turns in Architectural ResearchTuuli Lähdesmäki
Part 1: Temporality and Changing Meanings of Urban Space
Temporary Architecture as a Means in Urban RegenerationTuuli Lähdesmäki 3
After the Event: Considering Media Images and Skyscraper Architecture at the Turn of the 21st CenturySanja Rodeš
Part 2: Architectural Imaginings and Colonial and Post-Colonial Realities
Modernism as a Mechanism of Power and Control in Colonial Contexts: The Project of Modernity in Cape Town, South AfricaAndré van Graan 5
Architectural Agency and ‘Place-Making’ in a Transformative Post-Apartheid South African LandscapeJune Jordaan 6
Women as Retrofits in Modernist Low-Income HousingAssumpta Nnaggenda-Musana and Eiman Ahmed Elwidaa
Part 3: Spirituality and Decay in Architecture
The Heterotopic Nature of the Built Heritage. The Sacred Wooden Architecture of Transylvania and Its PracticesSmaranda Spânu 8
Understanding Spirituality in Disabled Places: Focusing on Urban Ruins and DecayJoongsub Kim
Students, scholars, architects, architectural schools and educators, urban planners, and policy-makers interested in modern and contemporary architecture and the built environment and their transformation and transforming interpretations.