Pamphlet Architecture 35
Going Live. From States to Systems
100 b/w illustrations
Publication date: 11/8/2015
|If landscape is the secret agent and contested territory of the 20th century, then it also forms a lens and language on an increasingly deterritorialized world. Informed by systems thinking from the modern atomic age, Pamphlet Architecture 35: Going Live. From States to Systems emerges from the failure of environmentalism and rise of ecology between the 1970s and 80s, taking inspiration from preeminent urban ecologist Howard T. Odum and his book, A Tropical Rain Forest.
Bringing alive the voices of influential thinkers and practitioners, this mini-manifesto exhumes a body of urban ideas buried in the fallout of the explosion of digitalism and deconstructivism in the early 1990s. What happened during this era---across design, from architecture to planning---is nothing short of revolutionary.