Architecture and Economy: the Ethics of Empowerment

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Theodorou, M. (2011). Architecture and Economy: the Ethics of Empowerment. in: Steriou, L. (ed.) AAO: Ethics/Aesthetics Athens Papasotiriou.
AuthorsTheodorou, M.
EditorsSteriou, L.
Abstract

At the end of 20th century, issues of homelessness and migration emerged as privileged fields in which the discipline of architecture encounters the harshness of the sociopolitical order. Architects were quick to adopt an ethically responsible role by becoming ‘enablers’ who
design new ‘community’ situations to foster the development of new forms of participation in which everyone is potentially included. The ‘ethics of empowerment’ was thus extracted out of the ’70 ‘reclaim of rights’ political context, to support the formation of an ‘ethical community’
(Rancière). What would be a potential relation between architecture and economy that might shape a different ethics, i.e., a different correlation between the environment, the way of being and the principle of action?

Year2011
Book titleAAO: Ethics/Aesthetics
PublisherPapasotiriou
Place of publicationAthens
ISBN 978-960-491-026-7
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Print2011
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Deposited18 Dec 2020
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