Architecture & Human Rights: A Book on Urban Thinking
In an ideal world, this book would not need to be written.
Every week for the foreseeable future until 2050, our cities grow by more than one million people. Contempt for human rights and freedoms, coupled with striking inequalities in living conditions reveal one of the greatest architecture challenges of our time.
This book is a collage of narratives, photos, and critical conversations addressing the link between architecture and human rights. It reveals how architects can use human rights as powerful tools for better, fairer urban planning – to create livable, sustainable cities of the future.
Assuming that architecture can never be neutral, those involved in this field of design are called on to recognize and to act on their responsibility to society, and not only in projects involving urban development. Their work should therefore not only be about creating living space but questioning the distribution of resources, so closely interwoven with architectural design, must also play a role.
Edited by Tiziana Panizza Kassahun
Designed by Ralf Herms / Rosebud
Published by Niggli, 2018
Softcover, 304 pages, 300 images, 6.26 × 9.73 inches