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- Author(s)Albena Yaneva,Alejandro Zaera-Polo
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication28/12/2015
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintAshgate Publishing Limited
- Content NoteIncludes 104 colour illustrations
- Weight793 g
- Width174 mm
- Height246 mm
- Table Of ContentsContents: Introduction: what is cosmopolitical design?, Albena Yaneva; Waiting for Gaia: composing the common world through arts and politics, Bruno Latour; Nonlinear causality and far from equilibrium dynamics, Manuel DeLanda; Cosmopolitics: 'to become within' - from cosmos to urban life, Dominique Boullier; An interview with Andres Jaque, Office for Political Innovation; Low resolution for a high (tech) cosmogram: how to handle the Large Hadron Collider, Sophie Houdart; An interview with Cristina Diaz Moreno and Efren Garcia Grinda, AMID.cero9; River landscaping in third modernity: remaking cosmopolitics in the Anthropocene, Cordula Kropp; An interview with David Benjamin, The Living; Unfolding the political capacities of design, Fernando Dominguez Rubio and Uriel Fogue; An interview with Eva Castro, Plasma Studio and Groundlab; Facades: material assemblages and literal embodiments, Alejandro Zaera-Polo, Ignacio F. Solla and Jeffrey Anderson; An interview with Philippe Rahm, Philippe Rahm architectes; Why cosmopolitical design is performed, Seth Harrison and Ariane Lourie Harrison; Index.
- Author BiographyAlbena Yaneva is Professor in Architectural Theory at the University of Manchester, Director of the Manchester Architecture Research Centre. She holds a master degree in Sociology from A%ocole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (1997) and a doctoral degree from A%ocole des Mines de Paris (2001). Albena's research draws on Actor-Network-Theory to explore creative practice and design invention, architectural controversies and politics of design, based on fieldworks in architecture, contemporary art, and museum studies. She is the author of Mapping Controversies in Architecture (2012), The Making of a Building: A Pragmatist Approach to Architecture (2009), and Made by the Office for Metropolitan Design: An Ethnography of Design (2009). Albena is the guest editor of Understanding Architecture, Accounting Society, 2008 (special issue of Science Studies) and Traceable Cities, 2012 (special issue of City, Culture & Society. She is the recipient of the RIBA President's Award for Outstanding University-located Research (2010). Alejandro Zaera-Polo is Professor of Architecture, and principal of AZPAML London /Barcelona. He graduated from the Escuela Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid and Harvard GSD with Distinction and worked at OMA in Rotterdam prior to establishing FOA in 1993 where he has developed a successful international professional practice since. In parallel to his professional activities, Alejandro has developed a substantial role within academia. He was the Dean of the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam, held the Berlage Chair at the Technical University of Delft and was the Dean of the Princeton School of Architecture. Alejandro was the first recipient of the Norman R. Foster Visiting Professorship at Yale. He has published extensively as a theorist in El Croquis, Quaderns, A+U, Arch+, Volume, Log and many other international magazines and is a member of the London School of Economics Urban Age project.
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