Autotelic Architect

Changing world, changing practice

Author: Sumita Sinha

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131759049X

Category: Architecture

Page: 182

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Autotelic Architect explores how movements towards more self-initiated projects, greater collaboration and design activism have changed how architects and designers are practicing, as well as the kinds of projects they are working on. Similar to the autotelic self that transforms potential problems into enjoyable challenges, the ‘Autotelic Architect’ does not avoid societal changes, but instead learns to harness their creative potential. Using new research and case studies from past and present, the author analyses the educational and professional implications of operating as a ‘non-conventional’ progressive participatory design practice. Drawing on a range of global case studies of pioneering architects in the field, she reflects upon current and future trends at local, national and international level, and additionally examines marketing and practical issues for architects. Illustrated with more than 30 black and white images, this is a compelling read for any practicing architect.

Habitat

Vernacular Architecture for a Changing Planet

Author: Sandra Piesik

Publisher: ABRAMS

ISBN: 9781419728808

Category: Architecture

Page: 600

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Vernacular architecture is architecture without architects; designed based on local needs, these buildings make use of natural resources and demonstrate diverse architectural forms, design elements unique to their culture, and ingenious construction techniques. From bamboo garden pavilions in China to homes made from reeds in southern Iraq, and mud dwellings in Mali to pine huts in Siberia, Habitat showcases the diverse and indigenous materials that can be used to build innovative, sustainable structures. The core of Habitat is arranged by climate zone, from desert to tropical, temperate to arctic. Within each section, buildings are presented regionally, showing how local climatic conditions and vegetation affect the evolution of building styles. Complete with a range of essays exploring the economic and anthropological aspects, as well as a reference section with information on materials science and engineering, Habitat offers real-world insights into sustainable buildings and stresses the importance of preserving disappearing craftsmanship and local knowledge.

Practices for Engaging the 21st Century Workforce

Challenges of Talent Management in a Changing Workplace

Author: William G. Castellano

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0133086372

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 299

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Strengthen workforce and employee engagement in today's “new normal” organizational environment! Today's workforces, today's companies, and today's business environments have all changed radically: even if the economy improves, companies will stay lean, and continue to rely heavily on contingent workforces. Engagement is more crucial than ever, but old approaches to achieving it simply no longer work. In Practices for Engaging the 21st Century Workforce , Bill Castellano presents a comprehensive, innovative model of engagement that responds to today's new realities, and helps you anticipate tomorrow's. Drawing on 25+ years as a pioneering HR innovator, practitioner, and researcher, Castellano offers a crystal-clear definition of engagement, identifies its real drivers, and specifies achievable strategic outcomes of engagement. He presents powerful new research on how to engage today's multidimensional and changing workforce, in an environment that's as complex as today's workers are. You'll learn how to develop adaptable organizational structures and multidimensional HR management systems tailored to the needs of today's workforces: systems that not only strengthen engagement but also deliver the business performance benefits promised by greater engagement. Throughout, Castellano supports his insights with profiles and case studies from many of the world's leading organizations, including IBM, Ernst & Young, Google, SAS, Whole Foods, American Express, Colgate-Palmolive, and ARDEC (US Military R&D Center). An indispensable resource for every HR leader, strategist, practitioner, and student.

Psychology for a Better World

Working with People to Save the Planet. Revised and Updated Edition.

Author: Niki Harré

Publisher: Auckland University Press

ISBN: 1775589919

Category: Psychology

Page: 236

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Can you save the planet and have some fun along the way? Aimed at the teacher who updates students on the latest climate change negotiations, the conservationist who works to protect endangered species, the office manager who buys fair-trade coffee, or the city counselor who lobbies for cycle lanes, this book is a guide for everyone who is trying to create a more sustainable planet. Based on the latest psychological research, Niki Harré shows which strategies work (drawing on positive emotions, role modeling, and social identity), which don't, and why. The book ends with a self-help guide for sustainability advocates that outlines how we can work for change at the personal, group, and civic level. This edition is fully revised and updated with new material on hope, sadness, worldview and climate change, behavioral contagion, moral foundations, and more. The book is now accompanied by a free online manual with exercises to illustrate the key concepts and apply them to real world sustainability issues.

Architecture for Rapid Change and Scarce Resources

Author: Sumita Sinha

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136483829

Category: Architecture

Page: 320

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Architects, development practitioners and designers are working in a global environment and issues such as environmental and cultural sustainability matter more than ever. Past interactions and interventions between developed and developing countries have often been unequal and inappropriate. We now need to embrace fresh design practices based on respect for diversity and equality, participation and empowerment. This book explores what it means for development activists to practise architecture on a global scale, and provides a blueprint for developing architectural practices based on reciprocal working methods. The content is based on real situations - through extended field research and contacts with architecture schools and architects, as well as participating NGOs. It demonstrates that the ability to produce appropriate and sustainable design is increasingly relevant, whether in the field of disaster relief, longer-term development or wider urban contexts, both in rich countries and poor countries.

Buildings that Changed the World

Author: Klaus Reichold,Bernhard Graf

Publisher: Prestel Pub

ISBN: 9783791331317

Category: Architecture

Page: 191

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An illustrated study of architecture spans some five thousand years as it captures the finest achievements of human construction and discusses a variety of architectural styles and movements.

Flow

The Psychology of Optimal Experience

Author: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061876720

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

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THE BESTSELLING CLASSIC ON 'FLOW' – THE KEY TO UNLOCKING MEANING, CREATIVITY, PEAK PERFORMANCE, AND TRUE HAPPINESS Legendary psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's famous investigations of "optimal experience" have revealed that what makes an experience genuinely satisfying is a state of consciousness called flow. During flow, people typically experience deep enjoyment, creativity, and a total involvement with life. In this new edition of his groundbreaking classic work, Csikszentmihalyi ("the leading researcher into ‘flow states’" —Newsweek) demonstrates the ways this positive state can be controlled, not just left to chance. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience teaches how, by ordering the information that enters our consciousness, we can discover true happiness, unlock our potential, and greatly improve the quality of our lives. "Explores a happy state of mind called flow, the feeling of complete engagement in a creative or playful activity." —Time

Architecture of Change 2

Sustainability and Humanity in the Built Environment

Author: Kristin Feireiss,Lukas Feireiss

Publisher: Gestalten

ISBN: 9783899552638

Category: Architecture

Page: 235

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Outstanding sustainable architecture projects by the world's most exciting architects.

Drive

The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Author: Daniel H. Pink

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101524381

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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Forget everything you thought you knew about how to motivate people—at work, at school, at home. It's wrong. As Daniel H. Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others) explains in his paradigm-shattering book Drive, the secret to high performance and satisfaction in today's world is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world. Drawing on four decades of scientific research on human motivation, Pink exposes the mismatch between what science knows and what business does—and how that affects every aspect of our lives. He demonstrates that while the old-fashioned carrot-and-stick approach worked successfully in the 20th century, it's precisely the wrong way to motivate people for today's challenges. In Drive, he reveals the three elements of true motivation: *Autonomy—the desire to direct our own lives *Mastery—the urge to get better and better at something that matters *Purpose—the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves Along the way, he takes us to companies that are enlisting new approaches to motivation and introduces us to the scientists and entrepreneurs who are pointing a bold way forward. Drive is bursting with big ideas—the rare book that will change how you think and transform how you live.

Genealogies for the Present in Cultural Anthropology

Author: Bruce M. Knauft

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136661271

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

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In the wake of tensions between modern and postmodern sensibilities, what larger directions now emerge in cultural anthropology? In this major work, Bruce Knauft takes stock of important recent initiatives in cultural and critical theory. By combining critical reviews and ethnographic engagements with fresh readings of major figures and approaches, the work develops a larger vantage point for considering the dispersing influence of practice theories, postmodernism, cultural studies, postcolonial studies, modern/post-positive feminism, and multicultural criticisms.

Wig Making and Styling

A Complete Guide for Theatre & Film

Author: Martha Ruskai,Allison Lowery

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131759309X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 322

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Wig Making and Styling: A Complete Guide for Theatre and Film, Second Edition is the one-stop shop for the knowledge and skills you need to create and style wigs. Covering the basics, from styling tools to creating beards, it ramps up to advanced techniques for making, measuring, coloring, and cutting wigs from any time period. Whether you’re a student or a professional, you‘ll find yourself prepared for a career as a skilled wig designer with tips on altering existing wigs, multiple approaches to solving wig-making problems, and industry best practices.

Professional Practice: A Guide to Turning Designs into Buildings

Author: Paul Segal

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393733726

Category: Architecture

Page: 144

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What you need to know to protect your designs and get them built as you envision them; how to get and keep clients and become their trusted advisor and professional—every architect needs the answers in this concise, thorough, and readable guide. Who are the parties in architecture, engineering, and construction? How do you market architectural services (get the project)? What are the basic project delivery methods? What are the forms of owner/architect and owner/contractor agreements and what services do they cover? How should you charge for your services? How do you set up an office? What insurance, legal, and accounting issues must you consider? What is project management and who should do it? What are zoning and building codes about?

Abolition of Feudalism

Peasants, Lords, and Legislators in the French Revolution

Author: John Markoff

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271044415

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Visionary Leadership in a Turbulent World

Thriving in the New VUCA Context

Author: Rob Elkington,Madeleine van der Steege,Judith Glick-Smith,Jennifer Moss Breen

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1787149145

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

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Visionary Leadership in a Turbulent World: Thriving in the New VUCA Context, is the thoughtful analysis of nine expert authors from around the globe who put VUCA under the microscope and take the reader on a journey that looks at VUCA from a number of different leadership perspectives.

Women in Architecture

Author: Sumita Singha

Publisher: Critical Concepts in Architect

ISBN: 9781138832930

Category: Architecture

Page: 1338

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Women in architecture have always existed, perhaps not as professionals but always as influencers at many levels. Then during wars in the absence of men, women took on the traditionally masculine roles of design and construction easily. The river Thames is graced by a bridge built entirely by a female workforce. But the acceptance and the presence of female architects alongside male architects took a long time to be realised. Finland was the first country to introduce the formal education of women in architecture around 1860s. However, Ethel Charles (1898), the first British women to gain the membership of the Royal Institute of Architects, went on to design 'cottages' even though she was the first woman to win an International prize for architecture and the RIBA Silver medal winner. Many women worked in various capacities as influencers up to 1970s and 80s- teaching (Teolinda Bolivar, Venezuela), in government responsibilities (Olajumoke Adenowo, Nigeria), interior or furniture designers (Eileen Gray) and as activist (Arundhati Roy, India). Some of the female architects also worked with their husbands (Jane Drew and Maxwell Fry) and other male associates. Somehow it has always been easier to study than to practice architecture for women. The jump from being influencers to front-liners was not an easy transition, even in the 'West'. But changing socio-political times, the globalization of practice and a bold willingness to disengage from past constrictions did indeed change the nature of women in architecture. Things have improved materially for women employees because of social and legal changes (Equal pay, maternity leave, basic pay, etc.) but particular issues of being a woman in architecture remain. The numbers of female-led architecture firms also remain very small compared to other professions such as law, accountancy and medicine. There has also been a question raised about whether there is a feminine style of architecture. These volumes explore four themes - History, Work, Influence and Practice. The set offers a holistic and non Euro-centric view of women in architecture, with good practice and inspiration from all parts of the world.

The Creativity of Action

Author: Hans Joas

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226400440

Category: Philosophy

Page: 336

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Hans Joas is one of the foremost social theorists in Germany today. Based on Joas’s celebrated study of George Herbert Mead, this work reevaluates the contribution of American pragmatism and European philosophical anthropology to theories of action in the social sciences. Joas also establishes direct ties between Mead’s work and approaches drawn from German traditions of philosophical anthropology. Joas argues for adding a third model of action to the two predominant models of rational and normative action—one that emphasizes the creative character of human action. This model encompasses the other two, allowing for a more comprehensive theory of action. Joas elaborates some implications of his model for theories of social movements and social change and for the status of action theory in sociology in the face of competition from theories advanced by Luhmann and Habermas. The problem of action is of crucial importance in both sociology and philosophy, and this book—already widely debated in Germany—will add fresh impetus to the lively discussions current in the English-speaking world.

Architecture Without Architects

A Short Introduction to Non-pedigreed Architecture

Author: Bernard Rudofsky,Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826310040

Category: Architecture

Page: 128

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Shows underground homes, nomadic and aquatic homes, hill towns, fortified villages, arcades, covered streets, monasteries graineries, and amphitheaters around the world

Sociological Reasoning

Towards a Past-Modern Sociology

Author: Rob Stones

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349247375

Category: Sociology

Page: 257

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