This is the Architecture of Fear. It began as an Independent Study by George Agnew at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture. It will continue to publish writings relating to the original study by pulling together multiple fields not limited to architecture, as well as multiple topics such as war, art, terror, media, communication, design and destruction to create a relevant architectural theory on how we live our lives under the unconscious umbrella of fear and danger.
Architecture for Humanity "Design Like You Give a Damn; Architectural Responses to Humanitarian Crisis"
Blechman, Hardy "DPM - Disruptive Pattern Material; The Encyclopedia of Camouflage"
Colomina, Beariz "Domesticity at War"
Colomina, Beatriz "Privacy and Publicity:Modern Arch vs Mass Media"
Davis, Mike "Buda's Wagon; A Brief History of the Car Bomb"
Davis, Mike "City of Quartz"
Davis, Mike "Ecology of Fear"
Dean & Hursley, "Rural Studio; Samuel Mockbee and an Architecture of Decency"
Foucault, Michel - "Of Other Spaces: Utopias & Heterotopias"
Gibson, William "Neuromancer"
Graham, Stehpen. "Cities, War and Terrorism; Towards an Urban Geopolitcs"
Hardt, Michael, "The Global Society of Control"
Heidegger, Martin "Building Dwelling Thinking"
Laguerre, Michael - The Informal Arena of Inter-Ethnic Relations, "The Informal City"
Miessen, Markus - "The Statute of Liberty;Spatial Location as a Blueprint of Evil"
Nai Publishers. "Fear & Space; The View of Young Designers in the Netherlands"
Rendell, Jane "Art & Architecture; A Place Between"
Ross, Richard "Architecture of Authority"
Trüby, Stephan - "5 Codes On Architecture, Paranoia and Risk"
I'm a recent graduate at Columbia University having finished a 3 year Master of Architecture.
In the past year or so I've become fascinated by the way several different things seem to find their way into our daily lives whether we notice them or not. One of these is the way in which we take for granted all things labeled "For our Safety". In the same way I'm also interested in the way we survive and like any good architect, I tend to wonder about all of this in terms of the built world and design.