Made in Taiwan

16,00

Architecture and Urbanism in the Innovation Economy

ISBN: 9788895623658 Categories: , Tags: , Authors: ,

Description

“Made in Taiwan” oscillates between the description of a specifi c place and a broader critical refl ection regarding the relationship between space and modes of production. Taiwan stands as an exceptional case of a newly developed country where the disjunction between State and Society, along with a certain autonomy of economics from politics, favored explosive economic development and wide societal improvement. With the knowledge-based economy setting a new global paradigm of production, Taiwan offers an opportunity to refl ect on the spatial implications of such a paradigm. The precipitous process of modernisation was matched by the development of a distinctive landscape of dispersed Taiwanese industry – based on the redundancy of special tax-exempt zones and a continuous urbanisation – which materialised in the extensive occupation of the island’s western plain. Thirty years since successfully undertaking the course towards innovation-oriented growth, the country is today called upon to embrace a novel challenge: the acknowledgment of the urban nature of innovation environments. This implies a conception of innovation spaces beyond – or not only referring to – the canonical materialisation of campus-based science parks, but as environments charged with the complexity of urbanity. It is a call for deeper engagement with the design of an innovation environment on the scale of the district in an attempt to make the passage from campus to urban area.

Additional information

Autore

,

Pages

Size

120X170 mm

Languages

Date of publication