Year: 2006 Source: Cultural Geographies, v.13, no.1, (January 2006), p.1-27 SIEC No: 20070071

This paper sketches some conceptual tools by which cultural geographers might advance geographies of architecture. It does so by thinking specifically about one architectural form, the modernist residential highrise. Among other things, a template for cultural geographical scholarship is offered which takes seriously the technical work entailed in things, like a highrise, materialising or de-materialising. Two illustrative stories are provided, the productive social science of highrise suicides in Singapore & the destructive role of the inquiry into the collapse of Ronan Point in the UK. (81 notes)