Spatial Practices: Modes of Action and Engagement with the City

Publisher: Routledge, Editor: Melanie Dodd, ISBN: 9780815351870, Format: Paperback, 24.6 x 18.9cm, 278pp

This book explores ‘spatial practices’, a loose and expandable set of approaches that embrace the political and the activist, the performative and the curatorial, the architectural and the urban. Acting upon and engaging with the public realm, the field of spatial practices allows people to reconnect with their own sense of agency through engagement in space and place, exploring and prototyping alternative futures in the here and now.

The 24 chapters contain essays, visual essays and interviews, featuring contributions from an international set of experimental practitioners including Jeanne van Heeswijk (Netherlands), Teddy Cruz (Estudio Teddy Cruz + Fonna Forman, San Diego), Hector (USA), The Decorators (London) and OOZE (Netherlands). Beautifully designed with full colour illustrations, Spatial Practices advances dialogue and collaboration between academics and practitioners and is essential reading for students, researchers and professionals in architecture, urban planning and urban policy.

About the author

Melanie is an architect, academic and Associate Dean of Knowledge at Central Saint Martins. She previously held leadership positions at London Metropolitan University, and RMIT University in Melbourne