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CCA March Research Lab Fall 2011 Instructor: Neal Schwartz

Borden, Iain, et al. The Unknown City: Contesting Architecture and Social Space.Cambridge: MIT Press, 2000. Vergara, Camilo. The New American Ghetto. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1995. The New American Ghetto positions audiences in marginalia via a compelling visual and literary journal of some of America's most marginal communities. This publication offers relevant ground-level insight into psychological affects of neglected and poorly conceived built environments and the resulting perceptions and conceptualizations of space of its inhabitants. This publication interrogates implied communities[ghettos] with federally funded housing agencies at the source of this unconscious reproduction of place and community. Orfield, Myron. Metropolitics: A Regional Agenda for Community and Stability.Washington D.C.: Brookings Institutional Press, 1997. Metropolitics is a comprehensive analysis of how poverty became geographically concentrated in urban America, conflict as a result, and possible solutions that consciously address development and zoning ordinances. This publication is relative to thesis investigation in that Orfield emphasizes the direct relationship of the placement of infrastructure in and through communities that lack socio-economic and political interface to government agencies at the source of its development and construction. Barton, Craig. Sites of Memory.New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2001. Sites of Memory is a collective body of essays that explores the social and cultural affects of race in the development of American architecture, landscape, urbanism. This publication is relevant to thesis investigation as it highlights not only the displacement of bodies as a result of urban development, but of memories and heritages associated with these sites.This reading situates itself relative to my topic in that I seek to understand the communities [often ethnically concentrated] that lie in the path of this development and the subsequent responses [ or the lack of] and effects of spatial memory loss. This may provide framework for thinking of architecture in relation to zero displacement and development of neutral zones as site for development. Findley, Lisa. Building Change: Architecture, Politics, and Cultural Agency. New York: Routledge Publishing, 2005 Building Change: Architecture, Politics, and Cultural Agency is an investigation and revelation of the dynamic between power and architecture and the strategies used to control and manipulate the built environment. This publication addresses historic mechanisms of colonization and segregation to contemporary shifts of power and how architecture can play a role in shifting the agency of architecture to the production of cultural and political space.

Wood, Dennis.The Power of Maps. New York: Guilford Press, 1992 The Power of Maps is an investigation and revelation of the dynamic between power and cartography associated with the natural, built, psychological, permanent, and temporal environments. Harley, J.B.The New Nature of Maps: Essays in the History of Cartography. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001 The New Nature of Maps is a literary investigation into the relationship between historical and contemporary structures of power and cartography. This publication supports this investigation in revealing the hierarchy of motives and agenda embedded in processes of cartography and their resulting on physical spaces and cultures.