Architecture & Human Rights
CHF 44.00
English, 304 pages, 300 illustrations, 16 x 22 cm, softcover ISBN 978-3-7212-0980-8 Release date: 12/2017 Ralf Herms (Book design), Stefano De Luigi (Photos)

Tiziana Panizza Kassahun (ed.)

Architecture & Human Rights

A Book on Urban Thinking

_ With a contribution by Saskia Sassen
_ Based on the inhabitants of Addis Abeba, Ethiopia
_ Thematizing different aspects of architecture in the context of human rights
_ Important focus on architect’s responsibility


In an ideal world this book would not need to be written...

Every week for the forseeable future until 2050, our cities grow by more than one million people. Contempt for human rights and freedoms, coupled with striking inequalities in living conditions reveal one of the greatest architecture challenges of our time.

This book is a collage of narratives, photos, and critical conversations addressing the link between architecture and human rights. It reveals how architects can use human rights as powerful tools for better, fairer urban planning – to create liveable, sustainable cities of the future.