Bhabha for Architects
Published January 25th 2010 by Routledge – 148 pages
Series: Thinkers for Architects
The work of Homi K. Bhabha has permeated into numerous publications which use postcolonial discourse as a means to analyze architectural practices in previously colonized contexts, particularly in Africa, Asia, the Middle-East, South-East Asia and, Latin America. Bhabha's use of the concept of ‘space’ has made his work highly appealing to architects and architectural theorists.
This introductory book, specifically for architects, focuses on Bhabha’s seminal book The Location of Culture andreveals how his work contributes to architectural theory and the study of contemporary architectures in general, not only in colonial and postcolonial contexts.
Foreword By Homi Bhabha Introduction: Homi Bhabha, Postcolonial Discourse and Architecture 1. Translation 2. Ambivalence 3. Hybridity 4. The Third Space 5. The Pedagogical and the Performative
Felipe Hernández is an architect and Professor of Architectural Design, History and Theory in the Department of Architecture at the University of Cambridge. He is author of Beyond Modernist Masters: Contemporary Architecture in Latin America (Birkhäuser 2009).