Interview with Reinier de Graaf

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Abstract

After delivering a keynote at the AHRA 2019 conference, Reiner de Graaf talked to Penny Lewis about his work and the conference themes. His keynote was part of a larger critique he is developing of some of the more fashionable terms that have enveloped the world of architecture during past two decades. De Graaf is particularly scathing of idea of ‘placemaking,’ a term used by the media and policymakers to describe urban design and judge the quality of a place and life. The arrival of this term has coincided with a shift in the commissioning of urban spaces and buildings, driven by the creation of profit rather than the public needs. In Dundee, he provoked a debate about the negative consequences of Jane Jacobs’ work on urban theory.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArchitecture and Collective Life
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter3
Pages31-41
Number of pages11
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9781003118985
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2021

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  • Architecture and Collective Life

    Lewis, P. (ed.), Holm, L. (ed.) & Costa Santos, S. (ed.), 26 Oct 2021, 1st ed. London and New York: Routledge. 376 p. (AHRA Critiques: Critical Studies in Architectural Humanities; vol. 16)

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  • Epilogue1

    Lewis, P. & Richardson, V., 9 Sep 2021, Architecture and Collective Life. 1 ed. Routledge, p. 293-304 12 p.

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  • The Age of Ecology in the UK

    Lewis, P., 9 Sep 2021, Architecture and Collective Life. 1 ed. Routledge, p. 274-283 10 p.

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