Risk and reflexivity: Architecture and the industries of risk distribution

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This chapter reports on a workshop involving participants from a range of construction industry fields – not just architects but also developers, insurers, lawyers, consultants, contractors and facilities managers – discussing how the question of risk surfaces within and between their fields: where does it come from, how is it represented, where is it transferred to, and what residual risks remain? Between short presentations, round-table discussions considered the ‘reflexive’ effects created by the commodity of risk in building: what risks do buildings mitigate, and what risks do they construct? How are the risks and rewards of building distributed? How is a culture of risk-awareness re-shaping disciplinary roles and responsibilities? How is the built environment reshaping us as occupants, habituating us to, or protecting us from, risk?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIndustries of Architecture
Place of PublicationNew York
ISBN (Print)9781138946828
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameCritiques: Critical Studies in Architectural Humanities


  • Architecture
  • Risk
  • Regulation

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