Architectures of Life and Death: The Eco-Aesthetics of the Built Environment

A. Radman (Editor), S. Kousoulas (Editor)

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Driven by the Foucauldian attitude of subsuming architectural history into a genealogy of techne, Architectures of Life and Death advances a transdisciplinary approach rethinking subjectivity and exploring the political ramifications of these processes for the discipline of architecture and beyond. In contrast to mainstream approaches, architecture will not be seen as representative of culture, but as the mechanism of culture, the ‘collective equipment’ that rests on the reciprocal determination of social habits and technological habitats. In this sense, the idea that we shape our environments, therefore they shape us, is not to be taken as a metaphor. The animate has always been utterly dependent on the inanimate. A livable habitat is one which the inhabitant actively co-evolves with and which does not constitute a ready-made condition to which the inhabitant would simply have to passively adapt.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRowman & Littlefield
Number of pages250
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5381-4753-5
ISBN (Print)978-1-5381-4752-8
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • architecture theory
  • philosophy
  • ecology


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