Shop > Artists' Books

Out of Stock
#11060

Architecture in the Anthropocene: Encounters Among Design, Deep Time, Science and Philosophy

Date
2013
Publisher
Open Humanities Press
Format
Artists' Books
Size
15 × 23 × 1.3 cm
Length
250 
Description

Architecture in the Anthropocene: Encounters Among Design, Deep Time, Science and Philosophy, edited by Etienne Turpin, brings together a provocative series of essays, conversations, and design proposals that attempt to intensify the potential of the multidisciplinary discourse developing in response to the Anthropocene thesis for contemporary architecture scholarship and practice.

Research regarding the significance and consequence of anthropogenic transformations of the earth’s land, oceans, biosphere and climate have demonstrated that, from a wide variety of perspectives, it is almost certain that humans have initiated a new geological epoch, their own. First labeled the Anthropocene by the chemist Paul Crutzen, the consideration of the merits of the Anthropocene thesis by the International Commission on Stratigraphy and the International Union of Geological Sciences has also garnered the attention of philosophers, historians, and legal scholars, as well as an increasing number of researchers from a range of scientific backgrounds.

Contributors to Architecture in the Anthropocene include Nabil Ahmed, Meghan Archer, Adam Bobbette, Emily Cheng, Heather Davis, Sara Dean, Seth Denizen, Mark Dorrian, Elizabeth Grosz, Lisa Hirmer, Jane Hutton, Eleanor Kaufman, Amy Catania Kulper, Clinton Langevin, Michael C.C. Lin, Amy Norris, John Palmesino, Chester Rennie, François Roche, Ann-Sofi Rönnskog, Isabelle Stengers, Paulo Tavares, Etienne Turpin, Eyal Weizman, Jane Wolff, Guy Zimmerman.

“Although architecture has a sense of its place within broader socio-political and cultural systems, it has not, until very recently, acknowledged itself as part of the earth’s geology, despite the fact that it is a forceful geological agent, digging up, mobilizing, transforming and transporting earth materials, water, air and energy in unparalleled ways. With the Anthropocene thesis, architecture is called to think itself as a geological actor capable of radically transforming the earth’s atmosphere, surface morphology, and future stratigraphy. This extraordinary and provocative collection of essays, design projects, and conversations plots out what the planetary condition of the Anthropocene might mean for architecture, architectural theory, and design practice.” – Lindsay Bremner, Director of Architectural Research, University of Westminster

“The ground on which we stand-physically, conceptually, even ontologically-is becoming increasingly unstable. The same goes for our political, scientific, and planetary atmospheres. The histories of “civilisation” and “nature” are crossing paths. But how to live up to the transformation called the Anthropocene? Vectors of critical thought that align planetary politics with questions of the planning, organisation, the design of physical space and the making of environments have become urgent. This volume brings leading and emerging scholars and design practitioners together, allowing the most exciting edges of new research

  1. Architecture in the Anthropocene: Encounters Among Design, Deep
 

Related Items

  1. Scapegoat Service 01
  2. Mark von Schlegell: Ickles, Etc.
  3. Nocturnal Fabulations
  4. William Kentridge & Peter L. Galison:

The Refusal of Time
  5. Manuel Saiz: Fact Check
  6. Rita Kamacho: Infinity Nets
  7. Archizines Catalogue
  8. From Decision to Heresy by François Laruelle
  9. Lisa Robertson: Cinema of the Present
  10. Pierre Hermé: The Architecture of Taste
  11. Henrik Schrat: Wild Things are Going to Happen

Dialogues with Dan Graham on Art, Architecture, & Shopping Malls
  12. Micah Silver: Figures in Air
  13. Art and the F Word
  14. Jean-Pascal Flavien: Forgotten times and moments
  15. Jason McLean: ’Dream’, 2010
  16. Scapegoat issue 03: Realism
  17. Lisa Robertson: Occasional Works and Seven Walks from the Office for Soft Architecture
  18. Ho Tam: hotam #3
  19. Christoph Menke: Aesthetics of Equality
  20. Journal d’Echo

1990/2010/2011
  21. Ho Tam: hotam #2
  22. Nour Bishouty and Jacob Korczynski: 1—130
  23. John Bride: Illusory Self #1
  24. Rohan Hutchinson: Elemental
  25. James Langdon: A School for Design Fiction
  26. Ho Tam: hotam #1
  27. Imran Qureshi: Where the Shadows are so Deep
  28. Tony Oursler: The Influence Machine
  29. Tings Chak: Undocumented: The Architecture of Migrant Detention
  30. John Kelsey: Drowning Devourers of the Deep Plane
  31. Movements and Centres
  32. The Meal
  33. John Bride: Illusory Self #4
  34. Alexander Pilis: Architecture: Parallaxe
  35. Sandi Hilal, Alessandro Petti, and Eyal Weizman: Architecture After Revolution
  36. Andrew J Paterson: Andrew James Paterson: Collection/Correction