Architecture and Micropolitics: Four Buildings 2011–2022. Farshid Moussavi Architecture
by Farshid Mousavi (Author), Jacques Rancière (Afterword), Iñaki Ábalos (Contributor), Hans Ulrich Obrist (Contributor), Irénée Scalbert (Contributor)
The interaction of architecture and society, demonstrated through important buildings by Farshid Moussavi Architecture.
This timely book seeks to dispel two widely held misconceptions: first, that architects are no longer central to the making of buildings and, second, that design is a linear process which begins with a fully formed architectural vision. Architect Farshid Moussavi argues that the temporality of architecture provides day-to-day practice with the potential to generate change. She proposes that we abandon determinism and embrace chance events and the subjective factors that influence practice in order to ground buildings in the micropolitics of everyday life.