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Advocacy? Three Modes of Operation for the Activist Architect

Author: Georgeen Theodore

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The article proposes three ways of operating that are based on a re- reading of advocacy planning: 'Choose a cause', 'Create a constituency', and 'Add an agenda'. Firstly, in 'Choose a cause', the article revisits Davidoff’s notion of the advocacy planner, but explores how the tools and representational techniques have changed the process and its products. Secondly, in 'Create a constituency', it examines a new model of project initiation that occurs without a client, which differs significantly from Davidoff’s conception of how the advocate works. Thirdly, in 'Add an agenda', it discusses techniques of building additional agendas into a project that are external to (and sometimes even in conflict with) the client’s goals. By identifying these ways of operating as an advocate, the article seeks to define a proactive alternative to traditional professional practice.

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Theodore, G., (2009) “Advocacy? Three Modes of Operation for the Activist Architect”, field 3(1), 59–74.

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02 Dec 2009
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