Call for Projects / Papers: “Design Agency within Earth Systems”, Architectural Association Symposium_Deadline 7th July 2018

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8,000 metres above the sea level exists what climbers call the “death zone”. This altitude marks the limit for human habitation, above which our species cannot survive. We thrive in the “life zone” – the earth’s land surfaces and oceans, its geological layers beneath, the dynamic atmosphere above – all affected by gravitational magnetic forces beyond. This living world is constantly being transformed by our social, economic and political interactions revealing our intricate dependences on the earth and its systems. Terms such as “Anthropocene” and “Capitalocene” have drawn attention to the role of political economy in transforming these earth systems and positioned design as a major geological force shaping the planet.

Speakers for symposium include: Neil Brenner (UTL, Harvard GSD); Stuart Elden (Warwick University); El Hadi Jazairy and Rania Ghosn (Design Earth); Marti Franch (EMF Landscape Architecture) + more.

Deadline: 07 July 2018, for notification no later than the end of August 2018.

Successful applicants will be expected to cover their own cost for travel and accommodation.

For more info please download the call for projects / papers:

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