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Architecture at the Breaking Point

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 03:02 AM
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by Geoff Manaugh ( last modified Nov 15, 2011



The call-for-submissions for Bracket 3 has been announced—and it sounds awesome. "What new landscapes, networks, and urban models might emerge in the wake of destabilized economic, social and environmental conditions?" the issue asks.

Specifically, Bracket 3 "will examine architecture, infrastructure and technology as they operate in conditions of imbalance, negotiate tipping points and test limit states. In such conditions, the status quo is no longer possible; systems must extend performance and accommodate unpredictability. As new protocols emerge, new opportunities present themselves. Bracket [at Extremes] seeks innovative contributions interrogating extreme processes (technologies, operations) and extreme contexts (cultural, climatic). What is the breaking point of architecture at extremes?"

Submissions of "critical articles and unpublished design projects" are due by 20 February 2012, and the guest editorial board this time around includes Julien de Smedt, Keller Easterling, Michael Hensel, Alessandra Ponte, Francois Roche, Hashim Sarkis, and Mark Wigley. The issue will be overseen by Maya Przybylski and Lola Sheppard of the recently rather quiet InfraNet Lab.

See Bracket's homepage for more—and watch out for Bracket 2 in stores later this winter.




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