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Architecture occupies the ground, yet rarely is the ground considered as more than the white of the paper, or the black of the screen. It operates within a paradigm of political and corporate value systems that disassociate from the life and cultures that are sustained by the ground, its soil, and organisms. To be involved in the repair of the natural world and cultural relationships, architecture needs to address this physical and conceptual blindspot.
More recently, scientists and artists have been reconsidering the relationship between the natural and built world at the level of microorganisms, perception, and evolution – opening doors to ways that urban landscapes impact ecology; making visible the capacity of the urban fabric to sustain life; alerting us to the natural history that evolves in cities and challenging our perception of an evolution of nature on urban terms.
In this context, architecture has been subjected to sometimes authentic but most often artificial and superficial processes of greening. At times, this relationship has been wholly grounded on architectural terms and bears no nuanced, scientific, or cultural knowledge-base of the non-human life and cultural possibility it displaces. To redefine its role in ecosystems towards a sensitive, restorative, and decentralized generosity architecture requires a reframing of its conception, historical reading, traditional representations, and spatial and formal development beyond the notion of closed object or system.
At the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, Baracco+Wright Architects in collaboration with Linda Tegg presented the work Grasslands Repair at the Australian Pavilion – consisting of thousands of Western Plains Grasslands plants now threatened by Melbourne’s urban expansion. If one focuses on the intersection of built and unbuilt land, Australia is of particular relevance – it is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world. Fragments of pre-European settlement landscapes, cultivated by First Nations People, border and intersect the urban environment. Everything is built on unceded land. How do similar problematics apply to other continents and cultural realities? How can the materiality, processes, and strategies of architecture lead to new and productive sustainable paradigms? How might we rethink histories and disrupt representational modes to shift our framing of architecture? How can we create space for unimagined forms of coexistence within the built environment?
Based on these philosophies and preoccupations, this issue of Antennae, co-edited by Mauro Baracco, Linda Tegg and Louise Wright will consider the architecture/ecology relationship through a wide lens including but not limited to:
Soil biology and biochemistry
History of architecture and the environment Reframing architectural history Underrepresented histories
Non-western spatial thinking
Ecological urban planning
Architecture for otherness
Architecture and care
Repair/Restorative design Foreground/background
Otherness and agency
Academic essays = length 5000 words max
Artists’ portfolio = 10 images along with 1000 words max statement/commentary Interviews = maximum length 6000 words
Fiction = maximum length 7000 words
Roundtable discussions = 5000 words
Abstracts: 1st of June 2020 (Please submit a 350 words abstract along with a CV and no more than two images)
Please email any questions to: Giovanni Aloi: Editor in Chief of Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture email@example.com (www.antennae.org.uk)
Linda Tegg and David Fox with Baracco+Wright Architects: Ground, 2018, Video Still. Arden Macaulay Island City, Monash University Urban Laboratory
We are accepting submissions for upcoming issues focusing on the following topics:
What is posthumanist subjectivity? Which institutions, historical events, and philosophies continue to define its cultural coordinates? And how can we move towards new Post- Humanism®TM approaches which disinherit the cultural strictures from continental philosophy and western art practices that subliminally privilege a very specific conception of the Human as universal human? The reconfiguration of methodologies, approaches, and optics demanded by this new ontological turn situates art as the most productive multidisciplinary forum by which to address the truly universal challenges posed by the Anthropocene.
Posthumanist discourses, and subsequently conceptions of the Anthropocene, have been substantially shaped by implicitly unacknowledged structural omissions. A foundation level endemic confusion of the specific with the universal critically compromises any anticipated radical paradigm shifts to, as philosopher Sylvia Wynter (2015) would have it, “give humanness a different future.” Again, according to Wynter, it is important that we urgently shift the hollow universalizing terms that obscure the subjective positions of the “we” at the center of popular Anthropocene discourse. This reference point “is not the referent-we of the human species itself,” a fungible planetary human figure, but rather a culturally discreet Human (or Human®TM) with specific anthropogenic activities and relations, both structurally and conceptually.
Which new conceptions of the Anthropocene may arise when geographical time collapses with historical time? What new thoughts on the Anthropocene can be revealed when we acknowledge that neither the responsibility nor the vulnerability of climate change, are evenly/universally distributed? How do we disrupt the narratives of the Anthropocene(s) that erase the roles and realities of the non-Human® TM? This issue of Antennae, co-edited with artist and curator Betelhem Makonnen, aims to address the following topics:
Decolonizing the Anthropocene
Anthropocene vs anthropocenes
Subjectivity and geology
Race and geology
The politics of geology
Indigeneity, posthumanism, and the Anthropocene(s)
Politics and ethics in the Anthropocene
Anthropocene and posthumanism in critical race studies
Anthropocene and global inequalities
Climate change apartheid
Reconsidering the “we” in Posthuman discourses.
Abstracts: 1st of May 2020 (Please submit 350 words abstract along with a CV and no more than two images) Selection process is finalized and feedback sent by 1st of July 2020
Submissions of final pieces: 1st of December 2020
Please email any questions to Giovanni Aloi: Editor in Chief of Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture firstname.lastname@example.org (www.antennae.org.uk)
Specifics: Academic essays = length 5000 words max
Artists’ visual essay focussing on one project = 10 images along with 500-750 words max statement/commentary Interviews = maximum length 6000 words
Fiction = maximum length 7000 words
Roundtable discussions = 5000 words