Landscapes for the Anthropocene: More-Than-Human Dialogues Between Landscape and Architecture

author: Tiago Torres-Campos, CNTXT Studio
published: March 21, 2016,   recorded: February 2016,   views: 41
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We, humans, have become a geologic force of change, but we struggle to grasp the consequences of that. These projects investigate potential dialogues mediating networks of humans and non-humans.

Anthropocene refers to the contemporary geological epoch in which humans have become the dominant geologic force altering the planet. We move more than twice the earth and soil than all oceans, seas, rivers and lakes together. We change the atmosphere way up high, the rock deep down and everything in between.

How attuned are we—as species and agency—to the consequences of our changes? Can Architecture stop being just a reaction to change to become also a propositional dialogue with the many worlds beyond humanity?

Our landscapes are perhaps some of the most precious encounters between humanity and non-humanity. They can act as engaging and meaningful lens, methodology, narrative or mediator in more-than-human worlds.

These are distinct speculative works—in New York, the Mekong River and Rio de Janeiro—focusing on the human quest for a grounding in some of our most valuable contemporary landscapes.

More about the project HERE.

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