Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Friday, December 4, 2015

I'm Talking about this at Sci-Arc in March

Architects make things that have very obvious temporal parts—those aspects of an object that last, to varying degrees and at all kinds of scales.

Architecture is a place where we think not only about a more or less predictable future, but about the possibility of a future at all: futurality. In this respect, architecture does what philosophy does, in a different key. Making a building and thinking about a building are surprisingly similar, and neither exhaust the reality of a building.

Our ecological age is one in which the possibility of the future has become a question that now haunts us as never before.

Ecological awareness means designing things on a variety of timescales, none of which is the “correct” one. This results in a number of amazing paradoxes. Most notable is that the present doesn't exist! Ecological awareness requires us to think and make and coexist alongside this thought.

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