Category Archives: Ecology

Urban Seams and Sutures: Strategies for Intervening in Pre-Industrial Urban Landscapes

The urban condition has become “a space of spontaneous self-organization and emergence, it is inherently dynamic, connected, interactive, a messy assemblage of networks, systems, ecologies, all competing with and contaminating, each other” (Furján 2008, 52).  While these conditions and phenomena

Urban Seams and Sutures: Strategies for Intervening in Pre-Industrial Urban Landscapes

The urban condition has become “a space of spontaneous self-organization and emergence, it is inherently dynamic, connected, interactive, a messy assemblage of networks, systems, ecologies, all competing with and contaminating, each other” (Furján 2008, 52).  While these conditions and phenomena

Figures and Fields

Figures and Fields: A Lecture by Bradley Walters This lecture weaves together professional work, research, and student work within a narrative that engages space, field theories, surface, landscape, environment, and ecology. Poster background image: Mapping of bee movements, responding to specific environmental

Figures and Fields

Figures and Fields: A Lecture by Bradley Walters This lecture weaves together professional work, research, and student work within a narrative that engages space, field theories, surface, landscape, environment, and ecology. Poster background image: Mapping of bee movements, responding to specific environmental

Out of Thin Air

We cannot expect to extract ideas and schemes from the student without first feeding his mind and imagination. – Bernhard Hoesli and Colin Rowe, 1954 (1) As informational networks bind us ever more tightly together, they also introduce unseen gaps

Out of Thin Air

We cannot expect to extract ideas and schemes from the student without first feeding his mind and imagination. – Bernhard Hoesli and Colin Rowe, 1954 (1) As informational networks bind us ever more tightly together, they also introduce unseen gaps

Materialisms and Excess

Waste not, want not.1 Austerity is in the air.  Excess is out; efficiency is in.  Quantitative measures supercede the qualitative just as performative and operative strategies displace poetics and play.  And in these historical moments, the serious obligations of professional

Materialisms and Excess

Waste not, want not.1 Austerity is in the air.  Excess is out; efficiency is in.  Quantitative measures supercede the qualitative just as performative and operative strategies displace poetics and play.  And in these historical moments, the serious obligations of professional

Instrumental Lines and Productive Paths

The territories of contemporary cultural production are marked by those at the extremes. On the one hand, we find a sustained fascination with celebrity and stardom; on the other is an enduring pursuit of the commonplace and/or normative. While seeking

Instrumental Lines and Productive Paths

The territories of contemporary cultural production are marked by those at the extremes. On the one hand, we find a sustained fascination with celebrity and stardom; on the other is an enduring pursuit of the commonplace and/or normative. While seeking