Drawing on qualitative research conducted in the impoverished areas of Manila, Philippines, Fuyuki Makino examines how experimental methods in modern architecture have helped form micro-relationships, social networks, and social structures among the inhabitants and considers whether the architects’ aim to promote certain social behaviors was successful or not.
Fuyuki Makino is associate professor in the Art and Architecture School at Waseda University.
Chapter 1 Reflection—Architectural Anthropology
Chapter 2 Circulation—Places That Engender New Knowledge
Chapter 3 Occupation—The Matter of Dwelling
Chapter 4 Improvement—Self-Build
Chapter 5 Interpretation—Spaces, People, and Communities
Chapter 6 Design—Making Social Architecture
Chapter 7 Practice—Sharing Images, Shaping Places
Conclusion—For Mutual Understanding
Fuyuki Makino, a promising anthropologist and architecture expert, develops architectural anthropology as an effective communication framework around the key metaphor of 'architecture,' and discusses the social contributions of anthropologists through their involvement with socially vulnerable communities in the Philippines.