Darko Radović
Davisi Boontharm


Living in a globalised world demands an awareness that words are never neutral. They are laden with culture-specific meanings, and often (especially when at their cultural finest) – untranslatable. Clear definitions of terms used in thinking and action towards environmentally and culturally sustainable futures, including resilience, need to be contextualised, both in terms of place and time of application. They need to be both accurate and open to discovery, novel directions, uncharted territories of innovation. But, hegemonic power is conservative. In order to preserve (its own) order, it controls change, selectively limiting or accelerating innovation in favour of that which does not challenge, but provide solutions for re-production and re-invention of its rule.


How to Cite
Radović, D. and Boontharm, D. (2021) “Problematising/Contextualising Resilience”, The Journal of Public Space, 6(2). doi: 10.32891/jps.v6i2.1619.
Author Biographies

Darko Radović, Keio University

Darko Radović is Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at Keio University, Tokyo. He has taught, researched and practiced architecture and urbanism in Europe, Australia and Asia. At Keio, Darko heads co+labo radović, research laboratory which focuses at the concepts of urbanity and sustainable development across scales, in contexts which expose difference and offer encounters with the Other. He published in English, Serbo-Croatian, Japanese, Korean, Italian and Thai languages.

Davisi Boontharm, Meiji University

Davisi Boontharm is Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at Meiji University, Tokyo. Her international academic career stretches from France via Thailand, Singapore and Australia to Japan. Davisi’s research focuses on subjectivity and role of art in requalification, while her creative work expresses passion for cities. She published a number of books and research papers, and exhibits her artwork internationally.