A Section of Now: Social Norms and Rituals as Sites for Architectural Intervention (Paperback)
Essays on the navigation of new sociospatial relations, from murky digital spaces to contested monuments
Featuring essays by Helen Hester, Joanne McNeil, Ann Neumann, Nina Power and Jen Schradi, A Section of Now offers a meditation on new behaviors, rituals and values and their spatial implications, seeking to catalyze urban interventions that accommodate, influence and preempt our new lived realities. Authors address topics ranging from the safety of digital spaces to how normative life trajectories affect the elderly and the many selves each of us presents, while architects present frameworks for spaces for blended families, retirees and contested monuments, among many others. Bringing together essays on the contemporary moment and texts that outline new architectural types to address societal needs, A Section of Now outlines a new relationship between the spaces in which we live and the ways we live within them.