Index of Titles Filed Under 'Ecology'

PublisherHunguta Collective2019
Is degrowth an absolute term? As a multidisciplinary team our intention is to question how the concept of degrowth is understood in, and embodied across, the spatial practices of ecosystems in sub-Saharan Africa. Envisioned as an unconventional spatial experience allowing for multiple readings, the dynamic and interactive installation will offer the audience access to a collection of novel case studies. By challenging the reading of the South through the divisive lens of the colonial theodolite, the project presents a living atlas, a learning tool that subverts established modes of conceiving degrowth as an easily transported, translated, and imposed paradigm.
An ecotone is a hybrid zone between two ecosystems, such as a forest and grassland, or a lake and a field, where specific species and natural phenomena flourish. Ecotones of Making considers the ecotone as a way of producing hybridised ways of living, blending urban experiences with the practical knowledge of the rural. This collection of artefacts and tools is sourced and produced in the village of Gerswalde, east Germany. Here, new spaces for rural commoning and small-scale cultural production have emerged, from a communal housing project to a permaculture farm and risograph printing workshop, and are creating a replicable model for ...
PublisherLibrary Stack2019
In 2015, the American Library Association adopted the Resolution on the Importance of Sustainable Libraries; since then, other international organizations have been quick to go along with the proposal, reporting on the potential relationship between sustainability and libraries. However, such documents (which, in general, support the role of librarians in building “sustainable, resilient and regenerative” communities and making “sustainable decisions”) remain purely statements of intent… that include a handful of trendy topics in their paragraphs, and fall short of being credible action plans. It is worrying to note that, despite the seriousness and urgency of the discussion, these statements tiptoe ...
In today’s world where time is a valued commodity and the motto ”live everyday like it’s your last” is stuck to your ever faster outdated refrigerator’s door, the forest stands for values of stark contrast. Consider the pine. It takes an average pine 120 years to become useful as timber. Timber that is used to build the houses around you. By accepting one of our prepared seed bags, you are encouraged to experience the amount of time and effort that is required to produce one single pine tree, but also the vast amount of positive side effects tied to its growing. ...
GISTO is a studio based in Milan working on design, architecture and craftsmanship.
The story of Centralia teaches us the interrelatedness of cultural, social, and political agents and the long-lasting environmental impacts of resource extraction for the sake of economic growth. Seams of anthracite coal below Centralia extend far beyond the limits of the borough. The process of mining should be considered an act of underground urbanization, which impacts nature and the environment to a degree we are just now beginning to understand. Only a few boreholes remain as visual markers of the environmental tragedy. These hypodermic needles provided information to scientists about the environmental conditions of the coal veins. Today, most of ...
We’ve been dealing with the duality of holiday and weekdays, mostly with the question, that why the society have to highlight some days in the year. The most of our common holidays are connected to a natural event or, some kind of changing in the year, that are mostly forgotten, and only the tradition and the feast remains. So we started to think about if we can also create new feasts and holidays today. The Spring Wind House was an experimental try for this, where we wanted to celebrate the arrival of the spring wind, and the spring itself. This ...
PublisherLibrary Stack2019
The discourse of sustainability in architecture is often associated with eco-capitalism: the theory and practice of a free-market economy in which natural resources are regarded as capital. Since profits are partially dependent on environmental protection, nature is treated as a commodity that needs to be restored after it is exploited for economic growth. This results in a looped accounting cycle of checks and balances… Likewise, the economic incentives for using “green technology” to create new markets rarely consider how these competitive, profit-driven scenarios will necessitate (new) forms of social mistreatment in order to flourish. Herein lies the crux of the ...

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