Activism at Home offers a unique study of architects’ own dwellings; homes purposely designed to express social, political, economic, and cultural critiques. Through thirty case studies by architectural scholars, this book highlights different forms of activism at home from the early twentieth century to today. The architect-led experiments in activist living discussed in this book include the dwellings of Ralph Erskine, Paulo Mendes Da Rocha, Charles Moore, Flora Ruchat-Roncati, Kiyoshi Seike, and many others. Offering candid appraisals of alternative living solutions that formulate a response to rising real estate prices, economic inequality, social alienation, and mounting environmental and cultural challenges, Activism at Home is more than a historical study; it is an appeal to architects to use the discipline’s tools to their full potential, and a plea to scholars to continue bringing architecture's activist practices into focus—whether at home or elsewhere. More information about the book can be found here
Schedule Thursday 21 October 2021:
17.00 Presentation of the book by the editors, Isabelle Doucet and Janina Gosseye
17.15 Conversation about the publication with invited guest Irina Davidovici
Link to the meeting
This event is jointly organized by Chalmers University of Technology, the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, ACE and Delft University of Technology, the Department of Architecture.