1st Edition

Design Studio Vol. 4: Working at the Intersection Architecture After the Anthropocene

Edited By Harriet Harriss, Naomi House Copyright 2022
    144 Pages
    by RIBA Publishing

    Without environmental justice, there can be no social justice. This volume sets the table for inclusive architectural engagement during a time circumscribed by pandemic, climate change and inequality. An esteemed group of international voices amplify interactions involving sexism, racism, classism, homophobia, transphobia and environmental catastrophe, exploring how they inextricably linked. Without acknowledging the interconnectedness of these injustices, we will not find effective ways to halt the deepening crisis. Features: Marcos Cruz, Casper Laing Ebbensgaard, Antón García-Abril, Alexandra Daisy Ginsburg, Ariane Lourie Harrison, Kerry Holden, Walter Hood, Joyce Hwang, Kabage Karanja, V. Mitch McEwen, Débora Mesa, Timothy Morton, Stella Mutegi, Brenda Parker, Carolyn Steel, McKenzie Wark, Kathryn Yusoff and Joanna Zylinska.

    Editor’s Introduction: Beyond the Spaces of Speciesism

    An Architectural History of Intersectionality

    V. Mitch McEwen

    Architecture is Dysphoric and Wants to Transition

    McKenzie Wark

    Non-Binary Ecologies

    Harriet Harriss and Naomi House

    Loser Images: A Feminist Proposal for Post-Anthropocene Visuality

    Joanna Zylinska

    Planetary Portals in the Upside-Down World

    Casper Laing Ebbensgaard, Kerry Holden and Kathryn Yusoff

    From Anthropocene to Biocene: Novel Bio-integrated Designs as a Means to Respond to the Current Biodiversity and Climate Crisis

    Marcos Cruz and Brenda Parker

    Sitopia: A Landscape for Human and Non-Human Flourishing

    Carolyn Steel

    The Anthropocene Museum: A Troublesome Trail of Improvision Towards the Chthulucene

    Kabage Karanja and Stella Mutegi

    Ca’n Terra: For Landscapes of the Post-Anthropocene

    Antón García-Abril and Débora Mesa

    Pollinators Pavilion: The Architecture of Analogous Habitats

    Ariane Lourie Harrison

    The Wilding of Mars

    Alexandra Daisy Ginsburg

    Bat Cloud

    Joyce Hwang

    In Between Landscape – Nvidia Headquarters

    Walter Hood

    Final Word

    Timothy Morton


    Professor Harriet Harriss is a qualified architect and Dean of the Pratt School of Architecture in Brooklyn, New York. Prior to this, she led the Architecture Research Programs at the Royal college of Art in London. Dean Harriss has won various awards including a Brookes Teaching Fellowship, a Higher Education Academy Internationalisation Award and a Churchill Fellowship.

    Naomi House is a Senior Lecturer in Interior Architecture and Design, and Research Coordinator at Middlesex University, she is an experienced academic who taught for many years in Critical and Historical Studies at the Royal College of Art, and previously at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, London Metropolitan University and University of the Arts, London.