De-/signing the urban : techno-genesis and the urban image

G Bruyns (Editor), Patrick Healy (Editor)

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This book represents the fruits of a year long forum carried out in the Delft School of Design (Faculty of Architecture, University of Technology Delft). The papers in this collection are gathered from renowned visiting scholars, faculty members, and doctoral candidates who contributed to workshops, seminars and lectures. The essays contained in this volume contribute to matters which have come to increasingly shift our understanding of architecture and urbanism. The authors offer insight on urban processes and the aesthetic challenge for contemporary design in relation to image, technology and life sciences.

Contributions include discussion on: the structure of the network city in terms of temporal manipulations; the virtual emergence and resilience of contemporary urban place in the context of Beijing; the practice of the 'production of space' is detailed with a study of Nowa Huta, Poland, a post communist city and a phenomenological account of habitat and the urban body is presented in relation to Bogot .
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationRotterdam
Publisher010 Uitgeverij
Number of pages400
ISBN (Print)9064506116
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Publication series

NameDelft School of Design Series on Architecture and Urbanism
Publisher010 Publishers


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