ARCHITECTURE, URBANISM & DESIGN

Monotown

Urban Dreams Brutal Imperatives

Clayton Strange

$30.00

 

Monotown: Urban Dreams Brutal Imperatives examines the post-industrial transformation and transnational legacy of single industry towns, which emerged as a distinctive sociopolitical project of urbanization in the Soviet Union during the 1920s. Monotowns took form through the teleological establishment of industrial enterprises strewn across remote parts of the Siberian hinterland around which cities had to be built in order to support a labor force.  This model entailed the relocation of vast populations, which would require services, housing, and social and physical infrastructure, all linked to a given industrial enterprise. By examining the ways in which monotowns have adapted over time in this expanded field, this publication establishes a broader yet more specific dialogue about the challenges faced by towns within this particular single-industry etymology.

Specifications

Size: 
7" x 10.5" portrait
Pages: 
280pp
Binding: 
Hardbound
Publication date: 
September 15, 2017
ISBN: 
978-1-939621-57-3
Rights world: 
available
About the author: 

Clayton Strange is an architect, urbanist, and educator. He is currently a Teaching Associate and Druker Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Design where he holds a Master of Architecture in Urban Design with Distinction. He is also the founding principal of Strange Works, a Boston-based research and design office.