At home with the unhoused : conversations with men and women living on the streets of Berlin

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dc.contributor.advisor Janz, Wes en_US Löer, Kathrin en_US
dc.coverage.spatial e-gx--- en_US 2011-06-03T19:40:51Z 2011-06-03T19:40:51Z 2006 en_US 2006
dc.identifier LD2489.Z73 2006 .L64 en_US
dc.description.abstract Homeless individuals in Berlin can be included into the group of people who do something more interesting than architects would ever dream of. With their knowledge of the city and the ability to claim spaces, they create their home within the city context. They use the city and what the city offers, to their advantage and create their homes with what is available in the city. They are not homeless. For the "city users" the city becomes home- the city home.To tell the stories of individuals who make the city their home, this thesis describes the daily routine of several individuals (with insights gained from a two-month internship) and appreciates these people for how they manage to survive somewhat independently on the streets of Berlin.It is argued that these individuals are not future clients for architects. Instead, it is suggested that we --architects, designers, planners, policy-makers, and others – have much to learn from those we consider to be homeless.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Architecture
dc.format.extent 142, xxv leaves : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.), col. ports. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Homeless persons -- Germany -- Berlin. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Street life -- Germany -- Berlin. en_US
dc.title At home with the unhoused : conversations with men and women living on the streets of Berlin en_US Thesis (M. Arch.)
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    Master's theses submitted to the Graduate School by Ball State University master's degree candidates in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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