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 in the world and means that traditional anthropocentric ways to layout needs to accommodate a extra complicated figuring out 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 knowing of the layout surroundings. An introductory essay defines the most important phrases, innovations, and precedents for a posthuman method of structure, and 9 totally illustrated case reports of constructions from worldwide reveal how matters raised in posthuman concept offer wealthy terrain for modern structure, making conception concrete. through assembling a number of voices throughout diversified fields, from city geography to severe concept 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 means 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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