Document Type

Thesis, Senior

Publication Date

Spring 1994

Degree

B. ARCH

Keywords

architecture and society, social change, public space, community, social minorities, inner city, African village typology

Language

English

Disciplines

Anthropology | Architecture

Description/Abstract

"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."

Additional Information

Advisors: Marleen K. Davis / Kristen Schaffer

Honorable mention in David Orlin Prize competition for outstanding Honoes theses.

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