Harvard Design Magazine #41

Harvard Design Magazine #41
Author: Jennifer Sigler, Leah Whitman-Salkin (eds.)
Publisher: Harvard
Language: English
Pages: 200
Size: 30.5 x 22 cm
Weight: 800 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 725274577118
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Family Planning
No. 41
F/W 2015

As family configurations evolve and atomize, and “exceptions” become the norm—divorced, blended, solo, cooperative, childless, single-parent, widowed, queer, aging, migrant, transnational, foster, adoptive, multigenerational—the material construct of our homes, institutions, and cities asks to be reconsidered.

This issue of Harvard Design Magazine is based on the premise that we need to imagine new, different spaces for living together. It confronts the persistent myth of the nuclear family and reconsiders the architectures that contain and reproduce it. It examines how family realities influence, and are influenced by, the spaces we inhabit, and the patterns of our existence in cities, suburbs, and the countryside. Do these spaces correspond to the way we live, or want to live? Do they enable and support, or dictate and confine? And how do other social constructs—corporations, institutions, communities—mirror or redefine familial configurations?

“Family Planning” looks at spaces of home and belonging, and notions of property, ownership, and connection, addressing questions of what constitutes a family and the legal overtones of inclusion, citizenship, and basic rights. In doing so, it interrogates and reimagines the space of the family unit, presenting alternatives, past and future, for diverse family configurations to flourish in the built environment.

Table of Contents
Editor’s Note

The Round Table
Jennifer Sigler

Soft Architecture
Eva Díaz

A Dream Realized, but for Another Time
Sarah Lynn Lopez

Diversity of Lifestyles, Diversity of Incomes
Susanne Schindler

Home Making: The Power of Ordinary Politics
Brent Pilkey

Home Staging
Mohsen Mostafavi

On Children’s Noise
David Huber

Picnic: Iranian Style
Faryar Javaherian

Scenes from an Other Marriage
James Voorhies

The Exploded Bunker
Fabrizio Gallanti

The Unwanted’s Guide to US Housing Policy
Ellen J. Pader

To Design Is to Plan and Organize
Robert Wiesenberger

Zoned Out: Buildings and Bodies
Lori Brown

A Theory of Everything
Claire Barliant

Half of Everything
Sam Jacob

McKenzie Wark

Ship Shape
Alex Kitnick

A Feminist Vision for Going Solo
Daphne Spain

Built Gendering
Saskia Sassen

Child Migrants at Home
Jacqueline Bhabha

China’s Disappearing Family
Ou Ning

Doing Family: At Home in Polymedia
Mirca Madianou

Households and Families: A Legal Mismatch
Katharine Silbaugh

Knife and Spork
Angie Keefer

From the Old Family—to the New
Christina E. Crawford

Post-Familial Communes in Germany
Niklas Maak

Breaking with Tradition
Christopher Herbert, Jennifer Molinsky

Building Stories: Unsettling Family in Mumbai
Vyjayanthi Venuturupalli Rao

FAMILI: Proxy Paranoia or Technological Camaraderie

My Grandparents’ Shanghai Home: A Guided Tour
Jie Li

Not One of the Family: The Tight Spaces of Migrant Domestic Workers
Rachel Silvey, Rhacel Salazar Parreñas

Jeremy Till

Production/Reproduction: Housing beyond the Family
Pier Vittorio Aureli, Martino Tattara

Queer Communes: Living in Flux
Michael Bronski

TV Generations
Lynn Spigel

Wild City? The Migrant Settlements of Kampung Tower
Stephen Cairns

Album Beauty
Erik Kessels

Destroying Family
Michael Hardt, Delia Duong Ba Wendel

Dispersing Intimacy
Mohsen Mostafavi, Bijoy Jain

Dragons, Poets, and the Real World
Martti Kalliala, Ursula K. Le Guin

Living on the Edge
Hilde Heynen, Dolores Hayden

The Is Mine
Lisa Haber-Thomson, Drucilla Cornell
Photo Essay

The Notion of Family
LaToya Ruby Frazier

Control Points
Daniel Rauchwerger, Megan Panzano

Orphan City
René Boer, Michiel van Iersel