In NG06 the editors Daniel Ibañez and Nikos Katsikis aim to trace alternative, synthetic routes to design through a more elaborate understanding of the relation between models and concepts of urban metabolism and the formal, physical, and material engraving of metabolic processes across scales. The concept of urban metabolism has proven to be helpful in unpacking the energy and material inter-dependencies between territories and urban agglomerations and, in the recent years, has been subject to contributions from multiple disciplines, such as ecology, engineering, urban planning and the social sciences. The issue addresses the challenges associated with the planetary dimension of contemporary metabolic processes, offers a critical examination of the long lineage of historical discussions and schemes on urban metabolism from the design disciplines and places them in parallel with a set of contemporary projects and interventions that open up new approaches for design.
The issue features contributions by:
Jason W. Moore, Erle C. Ellis, Peter Baccini. Timothy W. Luke, Roi Salgueiro Barrio, Aanya Chugh & Maynard León, Sabine Barles, Matthew Gandy, Volker M. Welter, Hadas A. Steiner, Ken Tadashi Oshima, Douglas Spencer, Felipe Correa & Tomás Folch, Rahul Mehrotra & Felipe Vera, Paola Viganò, Rania Ghosn & El Hadi Jazairy, Reinier de Graaf, Vicente Guallart, Philippe Rahm, Kiel Moe, Pierre Bélanger, Daniel Daou & Pablo Pérez Ramos.
New Geographies is the journal of Design, Agency, Territory founded, edited, and produced by doctoral candidates in the New Geographies Lab at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Supported by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts and the Aga Khan Program at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
New Geographies 06: Grounding Metabolism is available in selected bookstores and through the Harvard University Press website and popular vendors.
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