The Urban Book Series

Warsaw Housing Cooperative

City in Action

Authors: Matysek-Imielińska, Magdalena

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  • Analyses a little-known, century-old peripheral modernist social estate, using contemporary analytical categories employed by critical urban studies researchers 
  • Presents a comprehensive and coherent concept for a social housing estate, based on historical and empirical examples   Discusses the innovative and laboratory character of this urban experiment, clearly defining what was accomplished and what failed and why
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This book discusses the unknown and remote urban experiment of modernist social practices and dreams of a better tomorrow. It describes the history of the Warsaw Housing Cooperative not as a historical relic or a single case study, but instead analyses this working-class social housing estate – in itself an extremely interesting emancipatory project – from the perspective of contemporary urban studies.

It focuses on issues related to the power of architecture, architects and the estate residents themselves: the city's performative actions, problems related to the polycentric character of the city authorities, the opportunities of building urban institutions, and social identities and urban common goods. Inspired by the history of the Warsaw Housing Cooperative, the book investigates how the estate residents, assisted by social reformers (today called urban activists), organised the urban space of performative democracy, and how they developed anti-capitalist, urban-survival strategies and created new lifestyles. It also analyses how passive tenants turned into active citizens claiming their right to the city.

The inspiring book is intended for researchers in the field of performative studies, urban sociologists, critical urban studies researchers, animators of social life and urban activists.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-23077-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $59.99
price for USA in USD
Softcover $59.99
price for USA in USD
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Warsaw Housing Cooperative
Book Subtitle
City in Action
Authors
Series Title
The Urban Book Series
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-23077-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-23077-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-23076-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-23079-1
Series ISSN
2365-757X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 292
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 34 illustrations in colour
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