Indefensible Space

Indefensible Space

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Showing how the upswell of paranoia and growing demand for security in the post-9/11 world has paradoxically created widespread insecurity, these varied essays examine how this anxiety-laden mindset erodes spaces both architectural and personal, encroaching on all aspects of everyday life. Starting from the most literal levela€”barricades and barriers in front of buildings, beefed up border patrols, gated communities, qsafe rooms, qa€”to more abstract levelsa€”enhanced surveillance at public spaces such as airports, increasing worries about contagion, the psychological predilection for fortified spacea€”the contributors cover the full gamut of securitized public life that is defining the zeitgeist of twenty-first century AmericaBasedon discussions with car service drivers and agencies, organizers estimate that 5, 000to 6, 000 drivers, andof those, onethousand Chinese drivers, serviced the World Trade Center area before 9/11.Asa targetgroup for organizing, anbsp;...

Title:Indefensible Space
Author:Michael Sorkin
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-05-13


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