Velikov’s Article Featured in Journal of Architectural Education 69:1

Velikov’s Article Featured in Journal of Architectural Education 69:1

Assistant Professor Kathy Velikov’s article “Tuning Up the City: Cedric Price’s Detroit Think Grid” has been published in the Journal of Architectural Education (JAE) 69:1 Special Issue: Crisis.

The article frames the topic of crisis through world-systems theory, and posits that the unstable time of crisis can also be seen as a period of opportunity to reimagine and redirect contemporary urban and institutional conditions through design. Cedric Price’s Atom and Detroit Think Grid projects are situated as generative, system-based proposals designed specifically to operate within the patterns, structures, and dynamics of the institutional and urban crises of the late 1960s. These projects were intended to strategically and with minimal physical means reorganize these systems toward more socially productive ends, mobilizing an expanded architectural repertoire to rescript the social and institutional processes through which the urban might be produced and reproduced.

The article includes new research from the Cedric Price Archive at the Canadian Center for Architecture (CCA), and was partially funded by a CCA Study Grant as well as by Taubman College.

The article can be found online via JAE / Taylor & Francis and more information on the JAE can be found on the journal website.  


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