Research / Staff

Responding to increasing levels of planetary pollution and environmental collapse, Ecologies of Inception re-thinks potentiality—an object’s ability to change—in architecture and design. The book problematizes the still-prevailing modern paradigm of design practice: the technical tabula rasa, a tendency to begin from scratch and use raw and obedient materials that can be easily manipulated, facilitating a seamless and faithful embodiment of intentions. Instead, the philosophy of design developed in the text prompts—through a variety of case studies, thinkers, and disciplines—a collective reconsideration of value, dissociating it from the projects and signatures of any one author or generation.

Further information >

Superuse Studios, Wikado Playground, Rotterdam, 2007.
Photograph by Denis Guzzo