Architecture and the Social Sciences

Inter- and Multidisciplinary Approaches between Society and Space

  • Maria Manuela Mendes
  • Teresa Sá
  • João Cabral

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Prelude

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Saskia Sassen
      Pages 3-11
    3. Marc Augé
      Pages 13-18
  3. Possible Dialogue Between Social Sciences and Architecture

  4. Architecture, Politics and Social Change in Urban Territories: Critical Perspectives

About this book


This book contributes to current debates on the relationship between architecture and the social sciences, highlighting current interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary teaching as well as research and practice in architecture and urbanism. It also raises awareness about the complementarities and tensions between the spaces of the project, including the construction spaces and living space. It gives voice to recent projects and socio-territorial interventions, focusing on interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches between society and space. Divided into two parts, the first part discusses the possible dialogue between social sciences and architecture, while the second part explores architecture, politics and social change in urban territories from a European perspective.


Space and Urban Design Society and Material Culture Urbanism and Society Relationship between Sociology and Architecture Urbanology and the Contemporary City Public Space and Social Interaction Programme of Sociological Research Frontier Knowledge David Harvey’s Utopian Thought and Social Justice Space of Community Care Politics and Social Change in Urban Territories Community Land Trusts Social Housing Area International Building Exhibition

Editors and affiliations

  • Maria Manuela Mendes
    • 1
  • Teresa Sá
    • 2
  • João Cabral
    • 3
  1. 1.CIES-IULInstituto Universitário de Lisboa CIES-IULLisboaPortugal
  2. 2.Faculdade de ArquitecturaUniversidade Técnica de Lisboa (CIAUD)LisboaPortugal
  3. 3.CIAUD, Faculdade de ArquitecturaUniversidade Técnica de LisboaLisboaPortugal

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