Conceived as an annotated collection of primary documents, The Other Architect presents evidence of experimental venues, methods, and tools that architects have used to research and shape the urgent issues of their time. Together, they reveal how architects can construct a cultural agenda without the intervention of built form: by establishing what requires attention today.
The book considers case studies from the 1960s to today by reading and analysing the marks they left in letters, books, drawings, photographs, videos, T-shirts, postcards, buses… Source materials are paired with critical commentaries exposing that architecture has the potential to do more than resolve a given set of problems.
Edited by Giovanna Borasi
Texts by Florencia Alvarez, Pep Avilés, Greg Barton, Samuel Dodd, Isabelle Doucet, Ole W. Fischer, Anna Foppiano, Kim Förster, Larissa Harris, Owen Hatherley, Alison B. Hirsch, Douglas Moffat, Whitney Moon, Pierluigi Nicolin, Kayoko Ota, Panayiota Pyla, Angela Rui, Deane Simpson, Johanne Sloan, Molly Wright Steenson, Rebecca Taylor, and Mirko Zardini
Graphic design by Jonathan Hares
Co-published with Spector Books
Softcover, 416 pages