Prospects for an Ethics of Architecture

Nevertheless, where a set of specific issues call upon architecture and ethics, one would expect that over time a common ... This chapter considers the prospects for such an exchange and then surveys the broader terrain and relevance of ...

Author: William M. Taylor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135723361

Category: Architecture

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Bringing together the reflections of an architectural theorist and a philosopher, this book encourages philosophers and architects, scholars and designers alike, to reconsider what they do as well as what they can do in the face of challenging times. It does so by exploring the notion that architecture and design can (and possibly should), in their own right, make for a distinctive form of ethical investigation. The book is less concerned with absolutist understandings of the two components of ethics, a theory of ‘the good’ and a theory of ‘the right’, than with remaining open to multiple relations between ideas about the built environment, design practices and the plurality of kinds of human subjects (inhabitants, individuals and communities) accommodated by buildings and urban spaces. The built environment contributes to the inculcation of all sorts of values (good and bad). Thus, this book aims to change the way people commonly think about ethics, not only in relation to the built environment, but to themselves, their ways of thinking and modes of behaviour.

Prospects for an Ethics of Architecture

Thus this book examines the way in which the ethics of the built environment can be thought about and its connection to well being.

Author: William M. Taylor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415589710

Category: Architecture

Page: 234

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Architects and designers are responsible for creating a built environment capable of enhancing certain values and undermining others. Thus this book examines the way in which the ethics of the built environment can be thought about and its connection to well being. Bringing together the reflections of an architectural theorist and a philosopher, this book is less concerned with absolutist understandings of the two components of ethics, a theory of `the good' and a theory of `the right', than with remaining open to multiple relations between ideas about the built environment, design practices and the plurality of kinds of human subjects (inhabitants, individuals and communities) accommodated by buildings and urban spaces. By way of opening up speculation on ethics and the built environment, the book calls into question the narrowness of some theory, thereby reinforcing hopes that the study of architecture and ethics can promote forms of activism and efforts aiming for improved living conditions, the meaningful and honest commemoration of historical events and urban renewal. Revisiting debates over famous architectural designs such as Maya Lin's Vietnam Veterans Memorial and New Urbanism's quest for community, the book establishes a conceptual and ethical framework for understanding these and other circumstances that have shaped or will shape our lives. By exploring the notion that architecture and design can, and possibly should, in their own right, make for a distinctive form of ethical investigation, this book encourages philosophers and architects, scholars and designers alike, to reconsider what they do as well as what they can do in the face of challenging times.

Ethics Design and Planning of the Built Environment

“Some way” rather than “all the way”, since the prospects of an ethics of architecture are beset by many additional “obstacles”, some of which are outlined in Illies and Ray (2009, pp. 1 127—1 129). 2. For purposes of argument, ...

Author: Claudia Basta

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400752467

Category: Science

Page: 224

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The book proposes a set of original contributions in research areas shared by planning theory, architectural research, design and ethical inquiry. The contributors gathered in 2010 at the Ethics of the Built Environment seminar organized by the editors at Delft University of Technology. Both prominent and emerging scholars presented their researches in the areas of aesthetics, technological risks, planning theory and architecture. The scope of the seminar was highlighting shared lines of ethical inquiry among the themes discussed, in order to identify perspectives of innovative interdisciplinary research. After the seminar all seminar participants have elaborated their proposed contributions. Some of the most prominent international authors in the field were subsequently invited to join in with this inquiry. Claudia Basta teaches "Network Infrastructures and Mobility" at Wageningen University. Between 2009 and 2011 she worked as Coordinator of the 3TU Centre of Excellence for Ethics and Technology of Delft University, where she completed her post-doc research on the shared areas of investigation between risk theories, planning theories and ethical inquiry. Her main research interests concern the matter of assessing and governing technological risks in relation to sustainable land use planning. She wrote a number of journal articles and contributions to collective books on these themes. Stefano Moroni teaches “Land use ethics and the law” at Milan Politecnico. His main research interests concern planning theory and ethics. He is the author of a number of books and journal articles. Recent publications (as co-author): Contractual Communities in the Self-Organizing City (Springer 2012).

Design Ethics beyond Duty and Virtue

New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2001. Symes, M., J. Eley, and A. D. Seidel. Architects and their Practices. Oxford: Butterworth Architecture, 1995. Taylor, W., and M. Levine. Prospects for an Ethics of Architecture.

Author: Philippe d'Anjou

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443896146

Category: Philosophy

Page: 155

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Freedom is compelling in design; it has to be acknowledged, accepted, and comprehended in all its existential complexity to better understand and engage the intricate ethical domain of design practice. The book addresses that issue by thoroughly examining design ethics, and design in general, within an existentialist philosophical framework. Its inquiry reveals a puzzling and unsettling reality of design ethics, and hence what constitutes an ethical design practice where there is no exit for designers but complete acceptance of their freedom and responsibility. This book makes a unique, original, and invaluable contribution to the design literature and design ethics scholarship. Scholars, professors, students, and professionals in all design disciplines, as well as any person involved in arts, humanities, philosophy, social sciences, and engineering, will find philosophical insights that will challenge design thinking and inspire them to rethink design ethics as an agency of human existence making instead of code compliance. Making a case for existentialist design ethics, this book lays the ground for a radical transformation of how we conceive design, ethics in design practice, and the role of designers in the world.

Architecture Materiality and Society

Connecting Sociology of Architecture with Science and Technology Studies Anna-Lisa Müller, W. Reichmann ... Pp. 13–20 in Machine Ethics, edited by M. Anderson and S. L. Anderson. ... Prospects for an Ethics of Architecture.

Author: Anna-Lisa Müller

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137461131

Category: Social Science

Page: 255

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This book examines the extent to which the insights of STS can be used to analyse the role of architecture in and for social life. The contributions examine the question of whether architecture and thus materiality as a whole has agency. The book also proposes a theoretical and methodological approach on how to research architecture's agency.

Designing in Ethics

The Cambridge History Faculty – a case study in ethical dilemmas in the 20th century. In N. Ray (ed.), Architecture and Its Ethical Dilemmas, 23–34. ... Prospects for an Ethics of Architecture. New York: Routledge.

Author: Jeroen van den Hoven

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108546690

Category: Philosophy

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Many of our interactions in the twenty-first century - both good and bad - take place by means of institutions, technology, and artefacts. We inhabit a world of implements, instruments, devices, systems, gadgets, and infrastructures. Technology is not only something that we make, but is also something that in many ways makes us. The discipline of ethics must take this constitutive feature of institutions and technology into account; thus, ethics must in turn be embedded in our institutions and technology. The contributors to this book argue that the methodology of 'designing in ethics' - addressing and resolving the issues raised by technology through the use of appropriate technological design - is the way to achieve this integration. They apply their original methodology to a wide range of institutions and technologies, using case studies from the fields of healthcare, media and security. Their volume will be important for philosophical practitioners and theorists alike.

The Routledge Handbook of Architecture Urban Space and Politics Volume I

coauthored book Prospects for an Ethics of Architecture (Routledge, 2011) resulted from his collaboration with Emeritus Professor of Philosophy Michael Levine. Taylor and Levine were also coeditors and contributing essayists to The ...

Author: Nikolina Bobic

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000774115

Category: Political Science

Page: 619

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For architecture and urban space to have relevance in the 21st Century, we cannot merely reignite the approaches of thought and design that were operative in the last century. This is despite, or because of, the nexus between politics and space often being theorized as a representation or by-product of politics. As a symbol or an effect, the spatial dimension is depoliticized. Consequently, architecture and the urban are halted from fostering any systematic change as they are secondary to the event and therefore incapable of performing any political role. This handbook explores how architecture and urban space can unsettle the unquestioned construct of the spatial politics of governing. Considering both ongoing and unprecedented global problems – from violence and urban warfare, the refugee crisis, borderization, detention camps, terrorist attacks to capitalist urbanization, inequity, social unrest and climate change – this handbook provides a comprehensive and multidisciplinary research focused on the complex nexus of politics, architecture and urban space. Volume I starts by pointing out the need to explore the politics of spatialization to make sense of the operational nature of spatial oppression in contemporary times. The operative and active political reading of space is disseminated through five thematics: Violence and War Machines; Security and Borders; Race, Identity and Ideology; Spectacle and the Screen; and Mapping Landscapes and Big Data. This first volume of the handbook frames cutting-edge contemporary debates and presents studies of actual theories and projects that address spatial politics. This Handbook will be of interest to anyone seeking to meaningfully disrupt the reduction of space to an oppressive or neutral backdrop of political realities.

Urban Ethics

In A Companion to Moral Anthropology, edited by Didier Fassin, 49–66. ... “'Moral Economy': Its Conceptual History and Analytical Prospects.” Journal of Global Ethics 11, no. 2: 147–62. ... The Ethical Function of Architecture.

Author: Moritz Ege

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000175721

Category: Science

Page: 320

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This book delves into the ethical dimension of urban life: how should one live in the city? What constitutes a ‘good’ life under urban condition? Whose gets to live a ‘good’ life, and whose ideas of morality, propriety and ‘good’ prevail? What is the connection between the ‘good’ and the ‘just’ in urban life? Rather than philosophizing the ‘good’ and proper life in cities, the book considers what happens when urban conflicts and urban futures are carried out as conflicts over the good and proper life in cities. It offers an understanding of how ethical discourses, ideals and values are harmonized with material interests of different groups, taking up cases studies about environmental protection, co-housing schemes, political protest, heritage preservation, participatory planning, collaborative art production, and other topics from different eras and parts of the globe. This book offers multidisciplinary insights, ethnographic research and conceptual tools and resources to explore and better understand such conflicts. It questions the ways in which urban ethics draw on tacit moral economies of urban life and the ways in which such moral economies become explicit, political and programmatic. The Open Access version of Chapter 11 in this book, available at https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429322310, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

Ethics and Architecture

Introduction in architecture's moral mission has been on the decline at least since Jane Jacobs ' and enturi's ... that the decline has much to do with architects in unnecessarily narrow view of what constitutes a moral outlook .

Author: Tom Elliott Spector

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:C3446043

Category:

Page: 512

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The Ethical Architect

Is the fact that little agreement exists concerning the place of moral deliberation in design, or even the importance of architecture to the greater good, telling about the prospects for such agreement? Architectural theory has not ...

Author: Tom Spector

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781568988443

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

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Many believe that the moral mission of architecture has been in serious decline for the last 25 years. In this important new book, Tom Spector points out the dilemmas of architectural practice and offers a theoretical and practical basis for an examination and transformation of the quandaries the profession now faces. What makes a good building or a good architect? Are there limits to an architect's ethical or legal responsibilities in a building process where architecture plays an increasingly smaller role? Is preservation a moral imperative? What happens when building codes and ethical responsibilities are in conflict? In The Ethical Architect, Spector investigates the moral underpinnings and implications of leading architectural theories, subjecting them to the analytical techniques of moral philosophy. His conclusions provide a road map to help architects make the right decision in the difficult tradeoffs that confront designers on a daily basis: Spector estimates that more than 100,000 decisions go into the design of an average sized building. The Ethical Architect is a work of theory but refers to real buildings and real-world problems. It is Spector's call-to-arms for his profession and a must-read for practicing architects and students alike.