The central question of this research investigates the role of crafts and craft organizations in the socio-spatial production of urban environments. These associations had an important role in the development of urban areas before the advent of modern planning, but today they remain outside the main discourses in urban planning theory and conceptualizations of the urban. By introducing craft organization in urban planning, this project will highlight different historical trajectories of knowledge production and how they changed over time in order to better understand the planning and construction of cities and how they affect us. The project theorizes the craftsmen’s perspective on making and applies it to the urban context by relating urban planning, architecture and crafts, which will at the same time allow for a more holistic perspective on the rhetoric of urban planning.
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