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Panayiota Pyla

Article, Volume #18

Counter-Histories of Sustainability

Posted on December 7, 2008 — by

Every socio-political movement needs a history, even if you have to invent one. Panayiota Pyla drafts some possible (pre)histories of sustainability and compares them with current developments. She warns for simple historical legitimizations and proposes to constantly interrogate and contest emerging strategies.

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Archis 2008 #4

Counter-Histories of Sustainability

Posted on April 1, 2008 — by

Because sustainability as an ethical imperative is widely elevated to the top of the architectural agenda, the objectives of this new ‘cause’ (as well as the meanings of the term itself) become even more multivalent. To the technically minded the emphasis on sustainability means that architects need to completely reconceptualize their profession’s priorities in order […]

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