Designing Social Architecture: Spaces, Relationships, and Communities in the Philippines
Paperback: 206 pages
Publisher: Lexington Books (2022)
Drawing on qualitative research conducted in the impoverished areas of Manila, Philippines, Fuyuki Makino examines how experimental methods in modern architecture have helped form micro-relationships, social networks, and social structures among the inhabitants and considers whether the architects’ aim to promote certain social behaviors was successful or not.
Fuyuki Makino, a promising anthropologist and architecture expert, develops architectural anthropology as an effective communication framework around the key metaphor of ‘architecture,’ and discusses the social contributions of anthropologists through their involvement with socially vulnerable communities in the Philippines.– Itsuki Yasuyoshi, Waseda University