By Ariane Lourie Harrison
As architects and architects, we fight to reconcile ever expanding environmental, humanitarian, and technological calls for put on our tasks. Our new geological period, the Anthropocene, marks people because the greatest environmental strength on the earth and means that traditional anthropocentric techniques to layout needs to accommodate a extra advanced 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 surroundings. An introductory essay defines the foremost phrases, techniques, and precedents for a posthuman method of structure, and 9 absolutely illustrated case stories of constructions from world wide display how matters raised in posthuman thought supply wealthy terrain for modern structure, making thought concrete. by means of assembling a variety of voices throughout diversified fields, from city geography to severe concept to layout practitioners, this anthology bargains a source for layout pros, educators, and scholars trying to grapple the ecological mandate of our present interval.
Case experiences include paintings by way of Arakawa and Gins, Arons en Gelauff, Casagrande, The dwelling, 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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