The Impact of Globalisation on Architecture and Architectural Ethics

By Faida Noori Salim Atto Salim.

Published by The Constructed Environment, a book imprint by Common Ground Publishing

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Book: Print $US40.00
Book: Electronic $US15.00

The development of globalisation, both economically and financially, has promoted the flow of both information and people. Globalisation is seen as an outcome of advancing communication technology and the development of the Internet, which subsequently encouraged international interdependence and the compression of time and space. This book is devoted to answering the question: In what way does the impact of globalisation affect the role of architecture, and how should it be interpreted ethically? This book argues that the ethical evaluation of the role of architecture should be linked to architecture’s natural ethical responsibility to form a relationship with a culture. Today, iconic architectural forms and celebrity architects lead the innovation/transformation process, while the “ordinary” practice of architecture leads the innovation/stabilization process using the differentiation/integration dynamic. Architectural theory advances the use of the interpretation/reinterpretation dynamic in architecture, which helps to destabilise meaning in architectural language. When this theory is transcribed to real world architecture, it can result in the alienation of the physical horizons of cities and thus in the alienation of its citizens.

Keywords: Architecture, Globalization, Architects, Professional ethics

Book: Print (Paperback). Book: Electronic (PDF File; 2.586MB). Published by The Constructed Environment, a book imprint by Common Ground Publishing.

Dr. Faida Noori Salim Atto Salim

Assistant Professor-University of Baghdad/ Doctoral Student-University of Auckland, Architecture, University of Baghdad/ University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, New Zealand

Faida Noori Salim is an Assistant Professor. She graduated from the University of Baghdad in June 1975 and obtained her Master’s Degree in Architectural Studies at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) in May 1984. She has taught in three Departments of Architecture in Iraq: The University of Baghdad, The University of Mosul, and the University of Technology. She studied for her Doctoral degree at the University of Auckland in New Zealand and graduated in March 2011.