The ‘Social' Turn in Spatial Practice

Tatjana Schneider 

Gtas research social turn urban cabaret

Urban Cabaret (2001), a project by Glasgow based architectural workers cooperative Glasgow Letters on Architecture and Space (G.L.A.S.) that questioned the architectural profession’s stasis in relation to societal challenges.

Charting what’s come to be known as the ‘social turn’ in architecture and other spatial disciplines, this body of work develops an inventory that brings together approaches, practices and theories of a production of space that is, broadly speaking, concerned with the use value – rather than the exchange value – of space.