News: 'Pacific Spaces: Translations and Transmutations' book published

'Pacific Spaces: Translations and Transmutations', edited by A.-Chr. Engels-Schwarzpaul, Lana Lopesi, and Albert L. Refiti has been published by Berghahn Books.

"Delving into Pacific spaces from a variety of disciplinary perspectives and interpretations, this book looks at how the anthropological and architectural can be connected. The contributors to this book – architectural practitioners, architectural and spatial design theorists, anthropologists and historians – show not only how new theoretical perspectives can arise out of comparing aspects specific to one discipline with their equivalents of another, but also demonstrate how a space of emergence is created for something that goes beyond both, enhancing both fields of potentialities."

Reviews:

“The authors make an important contribution to understanding spatial relationships within indigenous communities. The book highlights an important, and often overlooked, connection between space, time, and the built environment by breaking the disciplinary bounds that often confine our understandings.” – Jamon Alex Halvaksz, University of Texas at San Antonio

“The various themes, scales, modes of address, writing styles, and academic approaches are packed together cheek by jowl. The friction among them is full of possibilities for further research, discussion and thinking.” – Stephen Cairns, Future Cities Laboratory

You can find the text here.

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