Community Design denominates a socially engaged architecture and planning practice that cultivates a self organized and participatory planning approach since more than 40 years. Its potential for an oppositional architectural practice depends not only on its significant ability to serve better for those people disregarded by the mainstream production of space, but in its reflection and sometimes rejection of capitalist claims to the production of space.
80 p., illustr. b/w and color, english
with projects and short descriptions of over 50 historic and current Community Design Centers and organizations:
ARCH (The Architects Renewal Committee in Harlem) / Pratt Center for Community Development / The Real Great Society / Architecture 2001 / Community Design Associates / Community Based Projects / Urban Planning Aid / San Francisco Community Design Center / TAR (The Architects’ Resistance) / Urban Design Group / Architects Workshop / Community Design Center of Pittsburgh / Los Angeles Community Design Center / Metro Link / Neighborhood Design Center / Urban Deadline / Assist / Community Design Center of Minnesota / Community Development Group / Troy Architectural Program / Urban Field Service / Young Great Society Building Foundation / Cleveland Design Center / Environmental Works / Design Coalition / SCI-Arc Community Design Program / Asian Neighborhood Design / Planners Network / Urban Ecology / ACD (Association for Community Design) / Community Design Center of Atlanta / Carl Small Town Center / ADPSR (Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility) / Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative / City College Architecture Center / BaSiC Initiative / Community Design Collaborative / Design Corps / Yale Urban Design Workshop / Archeworks / Rural Studio / City Design Center / Detroit Collaborative Design Center / Studio 804 / CUP (the Center for Urban Pedagogy) / Metropolitan Design Center / Hamer Center for Community Design / Estudio Teddy Cruz / College of Architecture and Planning: Indianapolis Center / Hester Street Collaborative / Charlottesville Community Design Center / Austin Community Design and Development Center / Building Community Workshop / CITYbuild / Gulf Coast Community Design Studio