Grounding Metabolism book launch at the GSD

Sep 04, 2014

UTL researchers Daniel Ibañez and Nikos Katsikis launched their recent volume, New Geographies 06: 'Grounding Metabolism', at the Loeb Library, Harvard GSD. This book aims to trace synthetic routes to design through a more elaborate understanding of the relation between concepts of urban metabolism and the formal, physical, and material engraving of metabolic processes across scales. The book is now available for purchase through Harvard University Press and popular vendors.

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Daniel Ibañez and Nikos Katsikis, book presentation and symposium talk in San Francisco

Apr 11, 2015

Daniel Ibañez and Nikos Katsikis, UTL Doctoral Researchers, presented their book, New Geographies 6: Grounding Metabolism, at the SPUR Urban Center in San Francisco. During their visit to the West Coast, they also contributed to a “flash symposium” on urban metabolism which was co-organized by the Urban Works Agency  and the California College of the Arts (CCA) as part of the San Francisco Market Street Prototyping Festival. This event took place on San Francisco’s Market Street and included short talks by Christopher Roach and Neeraj Bathia (Urban Works Agency/CCA), Irene Cheng (CCA) and David Fletcher (CCA).

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Sep 30, 2015

UTL researcher Ali Fard, in collaboration with our colleague, GSD DDes candidate Taraneh Meshkani, recently launched their new co-edited volume, New Geographies 07: Geographies of Information, in a lively gathering at the Loeb Library, Harvard GSD.  Continuing the long tradition of cutting-edge research at the intersection between geography and design in the ongoing New Geographies project, this volume aims to explore and elaborate the spatial grounding of contemporary information and communication networks.  It argues, in particular, that new information and communications technologies (ICTs) exert a critical influence on the ongoing process of urbanization, in a wide range of settings and across multiple spatial scales.  The contributors to the volume examine the forms, imprints, places, and territories of ICTs through spatially grounded and nuanced investigations of diverse conditions in both advanced and emerging economies.  The volume is now available for purchase through Harvard University Press and popular vendors

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Nov 29, 2015

The editors of New Geographies are delighted to announce that the journal will now be hosted in the Urban Theory Lab-GSD.  The Lab's director, Professor Neil Brenner, will now serve as faculty advisor to the project.  New Geographies was launched in 2008 by Doctor of Design (DDes) candidates at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design working with Professor Hashim Sarkis in the New Geographies Lab.  With the support of the GSD Dean's Office, the Aga Khan Program at the Harvard GSD and the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, eight issues have been published to date, which explore the agency of diverse design disciplines in relation to emergent geographical conditions and transformations.  The journal's editors look forward to continuing their explorations of such issues in collaboration with the Urban Theory Lab's closely allied efforts to reconceptualize urbanization and territory at all spatial scales.

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Feb 07, 2018

UTL researchers Mariano Gomez-Luque and Ghazal Jafari recently launched their new edited volume, New Geographies 09: Posthuman, in a gathering at the Harvard GSD Loeb Library. Continuing the tradition of cutting-edge research at the intersection between geography and design in the ongoing New Geographies project, this volume surveys the urban environments shaping the more-than-human geographies of the early 21st century. Seeing design as a geographical agent deeply involved in the territorial engravings of contemporary urbanization, New Geographies 09 interrogates the meaning of concepts such as 'nature', 'technology', 'the urban' and that of 'design intelligence' itself, embracing the “planetary” as the ultimate spatiotemporal stage of the posthuman condition.

The volume is available to purchase through Amazon.

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