Design for a Complex World

Challenges in Practice and Education

by Graham Cairns

Description

This book is founded on the belief that the forces of globalisation that have affected design practice for decades have, in recent years, manifested themselves in design education as well. The book brings together authors, practitioners and educators from ten countries across six continents, Australia, East Germany, the UK, the US, Mexico, Hong Kong, Finland, Central India, Greece and South Africa. Each contributor addresses radical design, architecture, art and politics and offers an overview of the socio-cultural and economic factors that affect the built environment in their particular region of the world. They discuss how the practices of architecture, interior design, planning and landscape architecture interact with these forces but, equally as importantly, how design education does the same.

 

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Author Biography

Dr Graham Cairns, MA, B(Arch), BA, IE, RIBA, is an author and academic. He has taught at universities in Spain, the UK, Mexico, South Africa and the United States; worked in architectural studios in London and Hong Kong; and is currently editor of the academic journal Architecture_MPS.

Bibliographic Information
  • Pub date: March 2014
  • English
  • 9781907471742
  • Paperback
  • Primary Price: 25 GBP
  • Pages: 264
  • Libri Publishing / Libri
  • Readership: Professional and Scholarly
  • Publish State: Published
  • Edition: 1st
  • Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 cm
  • Illustration: fully illustrated; colour