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Community-Built: Art, Construction, Preservation, and Place 1st Edition

Subject ISBN Author Publisher Number of Pages Title Year Price
Psychology 9781138682580 Katherine Melcher, Barry Stiefel, Kristin Faurest CRC 224 Community-Built: Art, Construction, Preservation, and Place 1st Edition 2017 £44.99
Author: Katherine Melcher, Barry Stiefel, Kristin Faurest
Description: Throughout history and around the world, community members have come together to build places, be it settlers constructing log cabins in nineteenth-century Canada, an artist group creating a waterfront gathering place along the Danube in Budapest, or residents helping revive small-town main streets in the United States. What all these projects have in common is that they involve local volunteers in the construction of public and community places; they are community-built. Although much attention has been given to specific community-built movements such as public murals and community gardens, little has been given to defining community-built as a whole. This volume provides a preliminary description of community-built practices with examples from the disciplines of urban design, historic preservation, and community art. Taken as a whole, these community-built projects illustrate how the process of local involvement in adapting, building, and preserving a built environment can strengthen communities and create places that are intimately tied to local needs, culture, and community. The lessons learned from this volume can provide community planners, grassroots facilitators, and participants with an understanding of what can lead to successful community-built art, construction, preservation, and placemaking.
Table of Content: 1. Introduction: Defining Community-Built by Barry L. Stiefel, Kristin Faurest, and Katherine Melcher Part I: Participation and Empowerment 2. Community-Built as a Professional Practice by Katherine Melcher 3. Kalaka: Four Stories about Community Building in a New Democracy by Kristin Faurest 4. Reflections on Community Engagement: Making Meaning of Experience by Terry L. Clements and C.L. Bohannon 5. Impacts of Participatory Mural Making on Youth Empowerment by Tiva Lasiter   Part II: Culture and Identity 6. Community Eruvin: Architecture for Semi-Public/Private Neighborhood Space by Barry L. Stiefel 7. Community-Built and Preserved Material Culture: Square-log Cabins in the Village of Mont-Tremblant, Quebec by Mariana Esponda Cascajares 8. Constructing and Preserving History Through Community Art Projects by Anastasia L. Pratt 9. Yellow Star Houses: a Community Generated Living History Project in Budapest by Ildikó Réka Báthory-Nagy   Part III: Local Control of Place 10. Building Informal Infrastructures: Architects in Support of Bottom-up Community Services and Social Solidarity in Budapest by Daniela Patti and Levente Polyak 11. The Main Street Approach to Community Design by Jeremy C. Wells 12. Building Streets and Building Community by Katherine Melcher   13. Conclusion: Valuing Community-Built by Kristin Faurest, Barry L. Stiefel, and Katherine Melcher   List of Contributors

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