Through displaying an architecture and urban metabolism that are based on notions of behavior, performance as well as on specific, literal and hyperrealistic protocols, “Black Ecologies” describes a new natural environment co-produced by all ecological, biological, technological and cultural agents. It verifies that there is no such thing as an outside, that there is no naked life, that there is no pure and transcendent nature that must be returned to.
The different formats that constitute the new IAAC BITS respond to criteria of documentary coherence and expository clarity: INTRO, main introductory inputs that help to frame each topic; PAPERS, a set of content dedicated to background articles and theoretical contributions, argued culturally, scientifically and bibliographically; DIALOGUES/INTERVIEWS exchanges between different approaches and research trajectories; RESEARCH PROJECTS, a sample of projects, experimental proposals and applicative essays.
Authors: Manuel Gausa, Areti Markopoulou, Jordi Vivaldi (editors),
Vicente Guallart, Mitchell Joachim, François Roche, Neri Oxman, Andrew Adamatzky, Marcos Cruz, Claudia Pasquero, Marco Poletto, Eduardo Kac among others.
Publisher: Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, Actar Publishers.