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Dwelling on the Platform: Housing Access and Equity in the Digital Society
thesisposted on 2023-07-07, 02:53 authored by JACQUELINE ALEXANDER
Platform technologies have developed new ways to triangulate time, space and money, with private property at the core of their business model. Through a series of creative works, Dwelling on the Platform: Housing Access and Equity in the Digital Society explores the politics of these tools, their impacts on the social and built fabric of cities, and the changing nature and conditions of dwelling in an environment that is increasingly dominated by invisible and extractive digital forces. Ultimately, it argues that a recalibration of these tools and their effects in cities is a matter of design. As such, Dwelling on the Platform reformulates the role for the architect in the post-digital city, seeking alternative applications for these spatial technologies, towards the reclamation of the city as an emancipatory project, and housing as a common good.