NEW GEOGRAPHIES 09: 'POSTHUMAN'
Mariano Gomez-Luque & Ghazal Jafari, editors, New Geographies 09: 'Posthuman' (Harvard Graduate School of Design; Actar Publishers, 2017).
'Posthuman' signals a historical condition in which the coordinates of human existence on the planet are altered by profound technological, ecological, biopolitical, and spatial transformations. Engendering new ways of being in the world, this condition challenges long-established definitions of the ‘human’, and by extension, of the human environment. Interpreting design as a geographical agent deeply involved in the territorial engravings of contemporary urbanization, New Geographies 09 investigates the urban landscapes shaping the posthuman geographies of the early 21st century, fostering a wide-ranging debate about both the potentialities and challenges for design to engage with the complex spatialities, more-than-human ecologies, and diverse forms and habits of life of an increasingly post-anthropocentric world.
NG09 includes contributions by Rosalind Williams, Erik Swyngedouw, Luciana Parisi, Benjamin Bratton, Shannon Mattern, Barbara Adam, Krystelle Denis, The GIDEST Collective, Antoine Picon & Carlo Ratti, Alejandro Zaera-Polo, Eyal Weizman, Stephen Graham, Martín Arboleda, Mimi Sheller & Esther Figueroa, Jose Ahedo, Rosetta Elkin, Eli Nelson, Charles Waldheim, John D. Davis, Namik Mackic & Pedro Aparicio Llorente, Cary Wolfe, McKenzie Wark and Jason W. Moore