Nov. 7th Book Release: Where are the Utopian Visionaries? Architecture of Social Exchange

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Where are the Utopian Visionaries? Architecture of Social Exchange

edited by Hansy Better Barraza

has been released by Periscope Publishing.

Periscope Publishing, Ltd.
Pittsburgh and New York City
Distributed by Prestel Publishing
Book Design: Project Projects, New York
Cover Image: Olalekan Jeyifous

Books available for purchase through major bookstores, Amazon and Barnes + Noble.

Please join us for the exhibition reception + panel discussion of Where Are the Utopian Visionaries?Architecture of Social Exchange on Saturday, November 10th from 1:00-3:00pm at the BEB Gallery and on Friday, November 30, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the BSA Space.  There will be a book launch and signing following the event.  The RISD bookstore and the BSA Space will have books on premise for purchase.







In this radical book, architects, historians, and theorists survey the inventive, low cost work being done in obscure places to make architecture into a force for sustainable growth and social justice. The efforts are Utopian not charitable in aim. This new breed of architect-activists is endeavoring to diversity if not reinvent their profession by engaging in an “exchange” of ideas, techniques, and visions of right living with people almost always relegated to silence and invisibility.

The book opens with theoretical and illustrated essays, each specially commissioned, from a stellar cast: Michael Sorkin, David Gersten, Jonathan Massey, Mabel O. Wilson, Jae Cha, Peter Clegg, Simón Vélez, Balkrishna Doshi, Milton S. F. Curry, Hansy Better Barraza, Jennifer Lee, Pablo Castro and Alberto Pérez-Gómez.