CfP: Footprint 24: The Architecture of Housing after the Neoliberal Turn

Call for Papers: Footprint 24: The Architecture of Housing after the Neoliberal Turn

Editors: Nelson Mota (TU Delft) and Yael Allweil (Technion Institute of Technology)

Footprint 24 wants to discuss the implications of the neoliberal housing governance for the discipline of architecture. Re-theorising the architecture of dwelling is urgent to critically assess past and current experiences and provide insights to engage with future challenges. Can this be an opportunity to reiterate the social relevance of housing and thus attract the best planners, urban designers and architects to contribute innovative solutions to accommodate the ‘great number’? Which possibilities are there to engage the architecture discipline in the housing question once more? Which critical approaches to the housing issue after the neoliberal turn can be used to reconceptualise the architecture of dwelling in a post-neoliberal period?

This issue of Footprint aims at examining how the housing policies that unfolded since the 1980s have contributed to re-theorise the architecture of dwelling as a social and spatial practice. Articles (6000–8000 words) that can contribute to define a new concept of housing after the neoliberal turn, exploring case studies, theoretical frameworks, research methods and analytical instruments are welcome.

Authors of research articles are requested to submit their contributions to the editors before 1 May 2018.

The full call for papers is available here.

For inquiries, please contact editors Nelson Mota and Yael Allweil at fp24@footprintjournal.org.

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