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Warsaw Housing Cooperative

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This book discusses the unknown and remote urban experiment of modernist social practices and dreams of a better tomorrow. It describes the history of the Warsaw Housing Cooperative not as a historical relic or a single case study, but instead analyses this working-class social housing estate in itself an extremely interesting emancipatory project from the perspective of contemporary urban studies.

It focuses on issues related to the power of architecture, architects and the estate residents themselves: the city's performative actions, problems related to the polycentric character of the city authorities, the opportunities of building urban institutions, and social identities and urban common goods. Inspired by the history of the Warsaw Housing Cooperative, the book investigates how the estate residents, assisted by social reformers (today called urban activists), organised the urban space of performative democracy, and how they developed anti-capitalist, urban-survival strategies and created new lifestyles. It also analyses how passive tenants turned into active citizens claiming their right to the city.

The inspiring book is intended for researchers in the field of performative studies, urban sociologists, critical urban studies researchers, animators of social life and urban activists.

Analyses a little-known, century-old peripheral modernist social estate, using contemporary analytical categories employed by critical urban studies researchers

Presents a comprehensive and coherent concept for a social housing estate, based on historical and empirical examples

Discusses the innovative and laboratory character of this urban experiment, clearly defining what was accomplished and what failed and why


Introduction.- Modern Dreams. Modern Illusions Ideas on Cooperativism.- Progress Through Architecture. Two Modernisms?.- How Does the Space Perform?.- Sensitive Urban Planning or Critical Spatial Practice?.- An Old or New Urban Issue?.- Workshop? Settlement House? Laboratory?.- Models of Urban Cultures.- 'Total Pedagogisation'?.- State of Emergency and Everyday Life in oliborz.

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Warsaw Housing Cooperative
Code EAN: 9783030230791
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Producteur: Springer International Publishing
Editeur: Springer, Berlin
Genre: Sciences de la terre
nombre de pages: 292
Poids: 526g
Taille: H235mm x B11mm x T156mm
Auflage: 1st ed. 2020

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