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        • Making Byker

        Abstract
        James Longfield’s practice is inspired by the ‘amateur’
        activities of Erskine’s team at the Byker redevelopment in
        Newcastle upon Tyne in the 1970s, stepping outside the
        architectural profession to explore the latent potential within
        personal hobby activity, for intervening in the city. Through
        a project focused on Byker’s hobby rooms, he advocates
        a mode of practice situated within the post-occupancy
        conditions of inhabitation, operating in the realm of the user,
        and engaging with architecture as an ongoing process of
        adaption, (mis)use, management and maintenance, capable
        of supporting the engagement of users through interrelated
        acts of spatial and social ‘poesis’.
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        Citation
        Longfield, J. (2016). Making Byker. Social Poetics . The Architecture of Use and Appropriation, OASE, (96), 58–61. Retrieved from https://oasejournal.nl/en/Issues/96/MakingByker

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