Vol. 3, no. 3 Hidden Power and Built Form: The Politics Behind the Architecture

Keywords: borders, immigration, housing, sub-prime crisis, economics


Abstract: In this interview-article Noam Chomsky discuss issues related to architecture. The first published comments by Chomsky in an architectural journal, this paper covers the politics underlying the ‘militarised’ architecture of the border between Mexico and the United States; the economic forces underlying the construction of the interstate highway system in post-war America; and the real-estate economics of the 2008 housing crash in the US.

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