How can you navigate towards something when there are no fixed points when you cannot determine your position? How do you know where to go, or even know when you have got there? This fourth volume in the Archifutures series investigates how architecture, traditionally considered to be a future?oriented activity, can best respond as we find ourselves on the threshold of a “post-futurist” condition where the future is not necessarily ahead of us, but everywhere and – perhaps most especially – “now”.
Contributors include: Nora Akawi, Florian Bengert, Filipe Estrela, Mariabruna Fabrizi, Nikita Gyawali, Ana Jeini, Holly Lewis, Fosco Lucarelli, Brett Moore, Sara Neves, Paolo Patelli, Pedro Pitarch, Blanca Pujals, Benedikt Stoll, James Taylor Foster, John Thackara and Andreas Töpfer.
Edited by Sophie Lovell and Fiona Shipwright.
Designed by Diana Portela.
Title: Archifutures. Volume 4: Thresholds. A field guide to navigating the future of architecture.
Editors: Sophie Lovell, Fiona Shipwright — &beyond
Cover: Softcover with flaps
Size: 17 x 23 cms
Number of Pages: 210
Date: October 2017
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Sophie Lovell and Fiona Shipwright
A short guide to post-futurist design strategies
By Ana Jeinić
Illustrations by Andreas Töpfer
A discussion about data, archives, taxonomy, context and credit
Interview with Mariabruna Fabrizi & Fosco Lucarelli
By James Taylor-Foster
The value of architectural tools for redrawing territorial complexity
By Nora Akawi
The fluidity of the nation state
By Giuditta Vendrame
Rethinking the border condition
By José Tomás Pérez Valle
On the construction of symbols, architectural and immaterial, and the post-national condition
A dialogue between Paolo Patelli and Benedikt Stoll
Why do architects think they have anything to offer that can help the plight of refugees globally?
By Brett Moore
Architectural expectations and dilemmas in humanitarian urban spaces
By Nikita Gyawali
A temporary settlement for refugees from the Syrian war
By Marta Fernández Cortés
Inhabitants challenging the modernist straightjacket
By Arquitectura Subalterna
Pathologising the body and the city
By Blanca Pujals
The future of designing for the urban environment
Interview with Filipe Estrela and Sara Neves, Ilirjana Haxhiaj and Jeta Bejtullahu, Holly Lewis and Oliver Goodhall
By Fiona Shipwright
A robust design agenda for bioregions
By John Thackara
Illustrations by Janar Siniloo
An atlas of metropolitan islands for Madrid
By Pedro Pitarch
The future of logistic landscapes
By Florian Bengert