By Ariane Lourie Harrison
As architects and architects, we fight to reconcile ever expanding environmental, humanitarian, and technological calls for put on our initiatives. Our new geological period, the Anthropocene, marks people because the greatest environmental strength on this planet and means that traditional anthropocentric techniques to layout needs to accommodate a extra complicated realizing of the interrelationship among structure and environment
Here, for the 1st time, editor Ariane Lourie Harrison collects the essays of architects, theorists, and sustainable designers that jointly supply a framework for a posthuman figuring out of the layout atmosphere. An introductory essay defines the foremost phrases, ideas, and precedents for a posthuman method of structure, and 9 totally illustrated case experiences of constructions from all over the world exhibit how concerns raised in posthuman conception offer wealthy terrain for modern structure, making idea concrete. via assembling more than a few voices throughout varied fields, from city geography to serious conception to layout practitioners, this anthology deals a source for layout execs, educators, and scholars looking to grapple the ecological mandate of our present interval.
Case stories include paintings by way of Arakawa and Gins, Arons en Gelauff, Casagrande, The residing, Minifie van Schaik, R & Sie (n), SCAPE, Studio Gang, and xDesign.
Essayists include Gilles Clément, Matthew Gandy, Francesco Gonzáles de Canales, Elizabeth Grosz, Simon man, Seth Harrison, N. Katherine Hayles, Ursula Heise, Catherine Ingraham, Bruno Latour, William J. Mitchell, Matteo Pasquinelli, Erik Swyngedouw, Sarah Whatmore, Jennifer Wolch, Cary Wolfe, and Albena Yaneva
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