Tuesday, February 23, 2010

centering what we do

Patrick and I are on the search for authors/texts that address issues of design and community. I look forward to reading these books and anticipate this list getting much longer...
  • Expanding Architecture: Design as Activism (Edited by Bryan Bell + Katie Wakeford)
  • Good Deeds, Good Design: Community Service Through Architecture (Edited by Bryan Bell)
  • Studio at Large: Architecture in Service of Global Communities (Sergio Palleroni + Christine Merkelbach)
  • Design Like You Give a Damn: Architectural Responses to Humanitarian Crises (Architecture for Humanity)
  • Design for the Other 90% (Cynthia E. Smith)
  • Light Imprint Handbook: Integrating Sustainability and Community Design (Thomas E. Low)
We're also interested in design handbooks:
  • Information Design Workbook: Graphic Approaches, Solutions, and Inspiration + 300 Case Studies (Kim Baer)
  • The Information Design Workbook (Jenn + Ken Visocky O'Grady)
  • Thinking with Type: A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Editors & Students (Ellen Lupton)
  • D.I.Y.: Design it Yourself (Ellen Lupton)
And books on community:
  • Creative Community Builder's Handbook: How to Transform Communities Using Local Assets, Arts and Culture (Tom Borrup)

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