New Geographies 11 Extraterrestrial (Actar, 2019) Launch and Forum

Book cover with image of the view of Earth from the moon's surface

New Geographies 11: Extraterrestrial explores the historical and contemporary consequence of our planetary relationship with space. It interprets this duality through the conceptual lens of “extraterrestrial,” an entangled zone of expanding practices in geography, landscape, and architecture, stretching Earth to space, and conversely, space to Earth. These critical processes are revealed not as extra, but rather distinctly from terra. Through a series of written, photographic, and representational investigations, this conversation builds on earlier studies from science, technology and society, as well as from the design disciplines, history, and critical geography. It reinforces the need for humanity’s changing relationship with outer space to be recorded, critiqued, and theorized from a breadth of academic traditions and projected within design discourse. This issue brings together experts contributing to the social, political, and cultural imaginary implicit in  extraterrestrial space, with essays by Rachel Armstrong, Katarzyna Balug, Nicholas de Monchaux, Daniel Daou, Rajji Sanjay Desai, Edward Eigen, Rania Ghosn and El Hadi Jazairy, Mariano Gomez-Luque, Gretchen Heefner, Elizabeth A. Kessler, Scott Kirsch, Julie Michelle Klinger, Neil Leach, Michael Light, Lisa Messeri, Roland Miller, Alessandra Ponte, an interview with Kim Stanley Robinson, David Salomon, Felicity D. Scott, Fred Scharmen, Neyran Turan, edited by Jeffrey S. Nesbit and  Guy  Trangoš.

Edited by:
Jeffrey Nesbit and Guy Trangoš


Discussion participants:
Edward Eigen
Rania Ghosn
Mariano Gomez Luque 
Nicholas de Monchaux
Alessandra Ponte
Julia Smachylo

For more information, please contact Jeffrey Nesbit at [email protected].

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