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Motion graphics are produced by OPSYS with Foad Vahidi, Sean Connelly, and Mark Jongman-Sereno, as part of the publication Pamphlet Architecture #35, GOING LIVE: From States to Systems, by OPSYS/Pierre Bélanger. The publication is available…
© OPSYS Media
Motion graphics are produced by OPSYS with Foad Vahidi, Sean Connelly, and Mark Jongman-Sereno, as part of the publication Pamphlet Architecture #35, GOING LIVE: From States to Systems, by OPSYS/Pierre Bélanger. The publication is available from Princeton Architectural Press as part of the Pamphlet Architecture Series.
"If landscape is the secret agent and contested territory of the 20th century, then it also forms a lens and language on an increasingly deterritorialized world. Informed by systems thinking from the modern atomic age, this slim silver pamphlet emerges from the failure environmentalism and rise of ecology between the 1970s and 80s, taking inspiration from preeminent urban ecologist Howard T. Odum’s and his big green book A Tropical Rain Forest. Bringing alive the voices of influential thinkers and practitioners, this mini-manifesto exhumes a body of urban ideas buried in the fallout of the explosion of digitalism and deconstructivism in the early 1990s. What happened during this era—across design, from architecture to planning—is nothing short of revolutionary."
from States to Systems
(pamphlet architecture 35 - princeton architectural press, 2005)
with correspondences from:
Keller Easterling, Sanford Kwinter, James Corner
and selected contributions from:
NOAA, Heidi Nepf, Kevin Frayer, NASA, Stuart Kauffman, Rosalind Williams, Susan Buck-Morss, Rem Koolhaas, Howard T. Odum, TIME, Jacques Cousteau, Ludwig Hilberseimer, USGS, Frank Lloyd Wright, D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson, Abraham Lincoln.
About Pamphlet Architecture
For thirty-seven years, Pamphlet Architecture's forward-thinking authors have challenged architecture's conventional wisdom with bold ideas enhanced by visually provocative design. With far-ranging topics including building and urban form, algorithms, machines, and music, each Pamphlet is unique to the individual or group that authors it. The groundbreaking trajectories and contemporary lines of thought provided by every new issue of Pamphlet is always rooted in the renowned history of the series itself. Giving voice to known and unknown authors alike, Pamphlet asks these practitioners and theorists to present their bold ideas in a manner as visually provocative as it is intellectually compelling. The competition for Pamphlet Architecture 35 offers an opportunity for architects, designers, theorists, urbanists, and landscape architects to produce a small manifesto for tomorrow. The competition winner, not announced at press time, reflects the rigor and excitement found throughout the competition's rich history. Thanks in large part to the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts, staying true to this vision has allowed for Pamphlet’s legendary success—which has had influence far exceeding the ad-hoc nature of these humble books.
The Pamphlet Architecture Series was founded in 1978 by architects Steven Holl and William Stout as a venue for publishing the thoughts and works of a younger generation of architects. Each issue is written, illustrated, and designed by a single architect, which gives each its unique character. The series, which received an American Institute of Architects award, continues to influence new generations of architects as it disseminates new and innovative ideas on architecture and presents the work of the luminaries of tomorrow. Previous titles and authors include Steven Holl, Lebbeus Woods, Zaha Hadid, Lars Lerup, Luis Callejas, Mason White, and Lola Sheppard.
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