Space, people and technology: Reclaiming the narrative on cities

Volume editor
Amira Osman
Volume editor
Geci Karuri-Sebina

Synopsis

In this book, there is a call on built environment professionals to reflect on the role of narrative in shaping space, influencing people and making decisions about technology. It is argued that by changing the narrative and methods of representations, new imaginaries can be generated and the scope of what is possible is significantly broadened. Contextualized narratives, vocabularies and metaphors can evoke new thinking and new practice. This book looks for examples where professionals and communities have jointly worked together from the precinct to the site level. The authors are especially inspired by concepts that encourage experimentation and engagement with real-life contexts, learning through doing, policy change through evolutionary processes and a hands-on approach.

This book aims to elevate our understanding of the concepts of people-centred participation and co-production/co-creation by shifting the debate from the esoteric to the applied and contextual. We believe that practice can only be transformed by transforming thinking. Through the development of our own philosophies, emerging from and rooted in context, we may shift thinking and practice towards people, community and care.

Chapters

  • Chapter 1
    Space, people and technology: Reclaiming the narrative on cities
    Geci Karuri-Sebina, Amira Osman
  • Chapter 2
    The role of narrative in shaping space: A morphological study on urban transformations in Hong Kong
    Beisi Jia
  • Chapter 3
    Disability rights and public sector financing mechanisms: Enablers for developing inclusive cities
    Amanda Gibberd, Amira Osman
  • Chapter 4
    Mother tongues, transcendental technologies and space
    Russel Hlongwane
  • Chapter 5
    Care and well-being in the sustainable management of water systems in South African cities
    Jody Paterson, Nisa Mammon

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