Architectures of Dismantling and Restructuring: Spaces of Danish Welfare, 1970-Present (Hardcover)
An architectural investigation of the Danish "good life"
How have spatial changes affected the welfare experiences of citizens? What happens when long-standing institutions are restructured, dismantled or displaced elsewhere? How do emerging types of welfare space inform--or become informed by--shifting conceptions of the role the welfare system plays in our everyday lives? This volume seeks to address these pressing questions and more. Using Denmark as a case study, the book traces spatial transformations in the country's welfare system, from the end of the so-called golden age of the welfare state in the early 1970s to today.
Architectures of Dismantling and Restructuring adopts a clear-eyed, nuanced perspective toward welfare and the "good life," investigating the consequences of Denmark's neoliberal turn and other significant sociopolitical changes. A rich analytical sequence of drawn visualizations supplements the book's textual and photographic descriptions.