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Martin Centre Research Seminar Series: Architecture of the Anthropocene

Renata Tyszczuk (Senior Lecturer, Department of Architecture, University of Sheffield)
When Oct 23, 2013
from 01:15 PM to 02:15 PM
Where Classroom, Department of Architecture
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Climate change establishes humans as a disruptive geological force and reminds us of collective vulnerability, responsibility and uncertainty. Science and policy debates have tended to overshadow accounts that address the historical, philosophical and ethical dimensions of living with environmental change. However, with our accidental advance into the Anthropocene epoch, architects are challenged to re-define how we design, build and maintain enduring cities, structures and communities on the Earth’s surface. The seminar will present current work on rethinking architecture as a provisional practice funded by the British Academy.

Biography: Dr. Renata Tyszczuk is a Senior Lecturer in Architecture at the University of Sheffield and a founding member of the Agency Research Centre. Her research explores global environmental change and provisionality in architectural thinking and practice. She is the co-editor of Atlas: Geography, Architecture and Change in an Interdependent World (Black Dog 2012); Agency: Working with Uncertain Architectures (Routledge, 2009); and the co- founding editor of field: journal of architecture. She is a British Academy Mid-Career Fellow and also a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge (2013-2014).