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Mobilising Design (Routledge Studies in Human Geography) by Justin Spinney,Suzanne Reimer,Philip Pinch

By Justin Spinney,Suzanne Reimer,Philip Pinch

This e-book brings jointly learn operating on the boundary among layout knowledges and mobilities, providing a singular assortment for either theorists and practitioners. Drawing upon certain case reports, it demonstrates the various roles of layout in shaping mobility at varied areas and scales: throughout towns; inside of forms of structures and infrastructures; and during commuting, paintings and rest activities.

A diversity of overseas students illustrate the designed mobilities of auto parks, site visitors lighting fixtures, highway benches, pedestrian wayfinding structures and obtainable layout within the city surroundings; they study areas inside hospitals, airports and educate stations and examine layout practices for bicycles, destiny city cars and MotoGP bike racing. different contributions discover ignored cellular artefacts similar to tv and online game distant controls, 3D printing and the categories of packaging which allow gadgets themselves to maneuver round. This booklet demonstrates how the instruments, assumptions and procedures of layout form areas of mobility, and in addition illuminates how shifts within the fluidity and circulate of individuals, practices and fabrics in flip reconfigure practices of layout.

Mobilising Design develops multi-disciplinary understandings of layout, drawing upon varied literatures together with layout heritage, product layout, structure and cultural geography. via highlighting frequently invisible artefacts and linked knowledges and controversies, the publication foregrounds the taken-for-granted ways that daily mobility is designed. it is going to be of curiosity to students in geography, sociology, fiscal heritage, structure, layout and concrete theory.

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