Atlas: Geography, Architecture and Change in an Interdependent World helps readers find their way through the practical and ethical challenges presented by globalisation and global environmental change.
Atlas: Geography, Architecture and Change in an Interdependent World combines recent thinking on human geography and architecture on global environmental change issues, setting out to develop a reinterpretation of cartography and a reframing of sustainability. The aim is to find a “re-drawing of the earth” and the “making of new maps”. With a focus on the growth and remaking of cities it offers an innovative mix of essays and shorter texts, original artworks and distinctive re-mappings. The Atlas arises out of a unique collaboration between scholars and practitioners from architecture and human geography.
The project is in collaboration with the Open Space Research Centre at The Open University and is a collaboration between academics from the Geography discipline OU, the School of Architecture, University of Sheffield and researchers at the New Economics Foundation.
Melissa Butcher is Lecturer in the Department of Geography at the Faculty of Social Sceinces at The Open University. The focus of her research is transnational mibility, cultural change and conflict in diverse urban spaces, emphasising questions of identity and belonging.
Nigel Clark is Senior Lecturer in Human Geogrpahy at The Open University.
Joe Smith is Senior Lecturer at The Open University.
Renata Tyszczuk is Director of Postgraduate Taught Masters programmes at School of Architecture University of Sheffield and Senior Lecturer at University of Sheffield.
87 colour & b/w illustrations