Decolonial Architectural Perspective

In contemporary discourses surrounding sustainability and social justice, the decolonial perspective on architecture has garnered increasing prominence. This approach necessitates a rigorous critique of the prevailing architectural norms and practices, which have been historically underpinned by European, or more broadly, Eurocentric paradigms. The decolonial architectural perspective seeks to interrogate the entrenched power structures and epistemic imbalances bequeathed by colonialism and its persistent legacies. At the core of this perspective is the imperative to recognize and valorize local knowledge systems and building materials, which have frequently been marginalized or dismissed as inferior. This endeavor demands not only a paradigmatic shift in architectural practice but also a thorough reevaluation of theoretical frameworks and methodological approaches within architectural scholarship and pedagogy.



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