Overview: extreme territories of urbanization

Urban Theory Lab - GSD (Video prepared by Daniel Ibañez and Alexander Arroyo)

This video briefly summarizes our ongoing work on the "extreme territories of urbanization". Through a series of GSD Research Studios, we subject the theory of extended urbanization to “extreme stress” by applying it to several zones and conditions that are commonly thought to lie outside the urban condition:  the Arctic, the Amazon, the atmosphere, the Himalayas, the Gobi desert steppe, the Pacific ocean, the Sahara desert and Siberia.  By means of historical analysis, critical geopolitical economy, geospatial data visualization and conceptual experimentation, our research aims to extend the analytical and political horizons of urban theory into these “extreme territories” of urbanization.