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Journeys : how travelling fruit, ideas and buildings rearrange our environment / edited by Giovanna Borasi ; stories by Kozy Amemiya [and others] ; with illustrations by Erika Beyer ; [exhibition curator, Giovanna Borasi].

Edition:
1st ed.
Publication:
Montréal : Canadian Centre for Architecture ; Barcelona : Actar ; Barcelona ; New York : Distributed by ActarBirkhäuserD, ©2010.
Format/Description:
Book
304 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Subjects:
Architecture and society -- Exhibitions.
Architecture -- Environmental aspects -- Exhibitions.
Emigration and immigration -- Exhibitions.
Architecture and society -- Exhibitions.
Architecture -- Environmental aspects -- Exhibitions.
Emigration and immigration -- Exhibitions.
Architecture and society.
Architecture -- Environmental aspects.
Emigration and immigration.
Arkitektur -- miljöaspekter.
Migration -- miljöaspekter.
Globalisering -- miljöaspekter.
Form/Genre:
Exhibition catalogs.
Exhibition catalogs.
Summary:
"Journeys explores architectural issues raised by increased global mobility. Stories by different authors, presented in a fictional framework, highlight key concepts critical to understanding the impact of the movement of people, animals, objects and ideas. The vagabondage of seeds. The transfer of knowledge and experience as people move from one place to another. The physical reconfiguration of communities. These are among the wide range of topics Journeys explores as it seeks to analyze and visually depict how these flows, encounters and migrations unexpectedly change society and our built environment"--Page 4 of cover.
Contents:
Foreword / Mirko Zardini
Scenes
Stories : When a cucumber is not a cucumber : an E.U. tale of customs and classification / Lev Bratishenko
Re-configurations : a town in Newfoundland grows when houses are floated in from far-flung outports / Maureen Power
Returning to a new land : how the architecture of the Old South made its way to Arthington, Liberia / Bernard L. Herman
Oh bungalow, born by the Bay of Bengal, you conquered an empire, and then the world, redefining success every step of the way! / David Howes
On the move of Iroquois, Ontario : how choosing a site to the east offers an opportunity for futuristic living / Peter Sealy
Deadly re-evaluation : when the ibis, once sacred in Egypt, became an alien menace in France / Anders Bell
Expatriate expertise : when the arrival of skilled Italian workers transformed the Vermont granite industry / Ilaria Brancoli Busdraghi
The back-and-forth cycle : how temporary Senegalese workers live on the edges of Italian society and rapidly transform the built environment back home / Ian Chodikoff
Call shops : a new architectural typology for calling home / Riitta Oittinen
Learning ideograms : a story of how Congo's Brazzaville is being built anew by Chinese companies / Serge Michel
Feeling foreign : what happens when a hospital looks just like a shopping mall / David Theodore
Interpreting modernism : how an Amsterdam housing development changes when Surinam gains independence / Wouter Oostendorp and Jouke Sieswerda
Compromise in the Casbah : how residents of a Sicilian town navigate several languages and many different ideas about how to use space / Giovanna Borasi
The prairie is vast and endless, until it isn't : a Michif story / Jean Teillet
How rice, persimmons, soy and a whole host of other crops from Japan reshaped the Bolivian countryside / Kozy Amemiya
Perplexing peregrinations : on the trail of drifting coconuts / Curtis C. Ebbesmeyer.
Notes:
Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal, Québec, Oct. 19, 2010 to Mar. 13, 2011.
Issued also in French under title: Trajets.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 294-298).
Contributor:
Borasi, Giovanna, 1971-
Amemiya, Kozy, 1947-
Beyer, Erika.
Centre canadien d'architecture.
Actar.
ISBN:
9780920785904
0920785905
9788492861545
8492861541
OCLC:
662578850
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