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).
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
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.