Habitat Archipelago : a geofuturist proposal for architecture in the anthropocene
AuthorLapano, Jessica M.
Other ContributorsPerry, Chris (Christopher S.); Combs, Lonn; Leitão, Carla;
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AbstractNature and technology can be designed symbiotically through architecture. However, this change can only be achieved through the support and subsequent propagation of this idea though culture. Therefore, architecture's processes must include sociological functions as well as ecological ones to redefine the relationship between Nature and Culture. As the culmination of this research, equipped with a new understanding of the nature-culture relationship, a theoretical architectural proposal seeks to engage the issues surrounding architecture's unique ability to propagate social change and mediate between nature and technology.; In the age of the Anthropocene, drastic ecological changes are needed to stop global climate change that will not be realized through technology alone. We need the assistance of socio-political movements as well as the integration of disciplines in order to be successful. This research analyzes the successes and failures of the Environmental Movement, beginning in the 1960s, as well as its integration of art, architecture, landscape, and technology in comparisons to their modern day environmental influences. By examining nature, through its various forms and ideologies, this research also seeks innovative ways to integrate disciplines as a means for understanding the process of social change.;
DescriptionMay 2014; School of Architecture
DepartmentSchool of Architecture;
PublisherRensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
RelationshipsRensselaer Theses and Dissertations Online Collection;
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