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Title: Grounded architectural practice: exploring spatial capacity building in informal settlement upgrading
Authors: Perold, Rudolf
Donaldson, Ronnie
Devisch, Oswald
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Sun Media
Citation: Donaldson, Ronnie; Visser, Gustav; Kemp, Jaco; De Waal, Jan (Ed.). Proceedings of the Centenary Conference of the Society of South African Geographers, Sun Media,p. 78-84
Abstract: Architectural professionals have the potential to contribute to informal settlement upgrading. However, this potential is negated by the extremely limited realm of professional architectural discourse. Drawing on the work of Lefebvre, grounded architectural practice (GAP) will be developed as a conceptual framework to explore spatial capacity building in the context of in situ informal settlement upgrading projects. By participating in live projects in informal settlements, the authors will explore the highly improvising and generative everyday practices of the urban majority. Architectural practice in such a context requires a multi-disciplinary approach which extends beyond conventional professional boundaries, and attention must be paid to building the spatial capacity of all participants to function in such uncharted territory.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/23030
ISBN: 9780797216105
Category: C1
Type: Proceedings Paper
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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