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Field Guide to the Future - Emerging Ecologies Book Launch + Talk

featuring Carson Chan & Mathew Wagstaffe

Wednesday, October 25, 6:30pm

Head Hi, 146 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn

 

Join us for a discussion on architecture's ecological histories, presents, and possible futures, as well as the launch of Emerging Ecologies: Architecture and the Rise of Environmentalism, the newly published book and catalog by authors and curators Carson Chan and Matthew Wagstaffe made to accompany the first expansive survey of the history of environmental thinking in architecture currently at the Museum of Modern Art.

 

Participating in the discussion:

Carson Chan, Director of the Emilio Ambasz Institute, MoMA

Matthew Wagstaffe, Research Assistant at the Emilio Ambasz Institute, MoMA

Co-hosted by Head Hi and New York Review of Architecture

 

More about the book:

During the 1960s, as Western notions of endless progress and growth gave way to concerns over industrial pollution, resource depletion and ecological limits, attitudes toward the environment became social, political and ideological. Published to accompany the first expansive survey of the history of environmental thinking in architecture, Emerging Ecologies: Architecture and the Rise of Environmentalism looks at the role architects have played in defining our understanding of "nature" and the "environment," specifically during the rise of environmental discourse. The richly illustrated publication presents over 45 architectural contributions—from Eleanor Raymond and Mária Telkes’ groundbreaking work on solar houses to Buckminster Fuller’s world resource management system and the environmental symbolism of Emilio Ambasz—to explore the role designers played in both promoting ecological concerns and in outlining the very terms of this nascent field. Through an introductory essay by curator Carson Chan and brief texts on each of the featured projects, Emerging Ecologies documents the proximity between ecology, design and statecraft, allowing readers to take stock of historic milestones as architecture confronts today’s climate emergencies.

 

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