architecture and society, social change, public space, community, social minorities, inner city, African village typology
Anthropology | Architecture
"The study of development in traditional urban Africa is relevant to the contemporary American architect as it offers the possibility to him or her of a neighborhood form that responds to current American social problems. The form of this new American neighborhood might parallel the African village, a strong paradigm reflecting humankind in a non-alienating relationship with the environment."
"In order to promote social change, architecture must take on a new mode of operation. That is to say that architecture must come from the people, an architecture deemed some years ago in an art installation, "Architecture without Architects." The architect must be a promoter of change and not one of style."
Nieves, Angel David, "The Urban Neighborhood Collective: A Model for Empowerment Through Space Within the Inner City Landscape" (1994). Architecture Senior Theses. Paper 108.
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