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Implacing Architecture into the Practice of Placemaking

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To place architecture beyond expert culture into the practice of placemaking is an attempt to make the profession and discipline a more relevant, responsible, complex, and contradictory practice. The proposed relocation moves the practice of architecture into the borders between modern and postmodern theories of knowledge and social/cultural practices that require, but do not privilege expert knowledges. One aspect of this relocation is the requirement of more open and collaborative processes that can create profound opportunities for democratic action and the celebration of everyday life.

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