Globalization, Individualization and Populism in Architecture
Date: 2:30 pm | Saturday 8 October 2011
Venue: Bonython Hall
Globalization and individualization are, in many ways, different sides of the same coin. Their impact on the production of space – on architecture and urbanism – means that people are becoming less rooted. People now belong less to a single village than in multiple networks of care and engagement. This produces uncertainty among individuals whose new freedom of association brings with it a far greater risk of isolation than existed in more closed communities. In architecture and planning, this uncertainty is increased by populist strategies, particularly where housing is concerned.