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12.2.11 - December 2, 2011 Vernacular Architecture and...

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December 2, 2011 Vernacular Architecture and Rural Regeneration Revisiting Vernacular Architecture Self-built Non-pedigreed (free to vary as needed) Architecture without architects Hassan Fathy on vernacular architecture of the Arab world and neighboring regions: “not only solved the climatic problems but did so with a combination of beauty and physical and social functionality” An “endangered species”? A creature of rural nonwestern communities? Social Costs of Unchecked Magnetism of Cities Loss of vernacular architecture Materials “accessible to the poor in the city are usually limited to the waste of the affluent” – Paul Oliver Example: Kibera, Nairobi (Carolina for Kibera) o Good example of v.a. Intergenerational Technology Transfer at work Knowledge transmission endangered by migration to cities Experience of building and dwelling in vernacular architecture not part of daily practice of urban migrants
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2012 for the course ANTH 123 taught by Professor Johnson during the Fall '08 term at UNC.

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12.2.11 - December 2, 2011 Vernacular Architecture and...

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