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Architectural Materialisms

by Maria Voyatzaki

Part of the New Materialisms Series

Architectural Materialisms Synopsis

Maps materiality's importance in the emergent posthuman future of architecture This book gathers 14 architects, designers, performing artists, film makers, media theorists, philosophers, mathematicians and programmers. They all argue that matter in contemporary posthuman times has to be rethought in its rich internal dynamism and its multifaceted context. By transversally crossing disciplinary boundaries, new and profound insights into contemporary thinking and creating architecture emerge. Combining the dynamism of materiality and the capacities of nonhuman machines towards prototyping spatiotemporal designs and constructs leads to alternative conceptions of the human, of ethics, aesthetics and politics in this world yet-to-come. Key Features Examines how contemporary materialist philosophies affect the theory and practice of architecture Addresses the consequences of the strong impact of information technology and computation on the conception on matter and on the processes through which it can be modelled and tested The interdisciplinary approach allows architecture, philosophy, materials sciences, humanities and media theory to cross their disciplinary boundaries to offer more profound insights into contemporary architecture Contributors Jen Archer-Martin, Subject Coordinator of Spatial Design, Te Kunenga ki Purehuroa Massey University, Aotearoa, New Zealand. Levi R. Bryant, Professor of Philosophy, Collin College, USA. Vera Buhlmann, Professor of Architecture Theory, Vienna Technical University. Mark Burry, Architect and Founding Director of the Smart Cities Research Institute, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia. Marcos Cruz, Professor of Innovative Environments and Director of the BiotA Lab, The Bartlett, University of London, UK. Manuel DeLanda, Lecturer in Architecture, Princeton University School of Architecture, USA; Lecturer in Architecture, University of Pennsylvania School of Design, USA; Adjunct Professor of Architecture and Urban Design, Pratt Institute, USA; Gilles Deleuze Chair and Professor of Philosophy, European Graduate School, Switzerland. Pia Ednie-Brown, Associate Professor in the School of Architecture and Design, RMIT University, Australia. Kas Oosterhuis, Professor, Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning, Qatar University in Doha, Qatar. Jussi Parikka, Professor in Technological Culture & Aesthetics, Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, UK. Luciana Parisi, Reader in Cultural Theory and Co-director of the Digital Culture Unit, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK. Julieanna Preston, Professor of Spatial Practice, Te Kunenga ki Purehuroa Massey University, Aotearoa, New Zealand. Lars Spuybroek, Professor of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, USA. Maria Voyatzaki (Vogiatzaki), Professor of Architecture, Anglia Ruskin University, UK; Professor of Architectural Design and Technology, School of Architecture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Fernando Zalamea, Professor of Mathematics, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781474474542
Publication date: 25th August 2020
Author: Maria Voyatzaki
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 336 pages
Categories: Theory of architecture, Philosophy: metaphysics & ontology, Philosophy: aesthetics, Social & political philosophy,

About Maria Voyatzaki

Maria Voyatzaki is Professor of Architecture at Anglia Ruskin University

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