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Agripoetic Resistance in Urban Architecture and Planning in the European World

  • Bahar AktunaEmail author
  • Carla Brisotto
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Part of the The Urban Book Series book series (UBS)

Abstract

This chapter focuses on the architectural responses to the evolution of human–nature relationships throughout history within European urban context by reviewing design practices with a focus on farming as a settling and dwelling. Drawing from Martin Heidegger’s notion of poiesis and Henri Lefebvre’s definition of urbanization, we elaborate on the ways that global urbanization controlled by neoliberal forces is challenged through a poetic urban agricultural tactic, namely agripoetics, an opposition to scientific and quantitative thinking of mass production for the sake of efficiency and profit. Agripoeticresistance overcomes one of the most controversial challenges of urban society—the impossibility to shape itself through the shape of its cities. Through agripoetic resistance, human–nature relations unfold with new meanings as social activists and architects, activism and profession merge together, while the rights to the nature, food, and city blend in a new modality of dwelling.

Keywords

Agripoetics Human–nature relations Urban farming Community gardens Rooftop garden House garden Urbanization and agriculture 

Notes

Acknowledgements

These authors contributed equally to this work.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of ArchitectureUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  2. 2.School of ArchitectureUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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