From Epiphylogenesis to General Organology: Introduction to “The Epiphylogenetic Turn and Architecture: In (Tertiary) Memory of Bernard Stiegler”, Footprint 30

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The work of Bernard Stiegler (1952–2020) provides invaluable material for rethinking the built environment as a sort of inorganic spatial memory that enables the evolution of life by means other than organic life. Following Stiegler’s theoretical turn toward epiphylogenetic processes, Footprint 30 is devoted to revisiting the built environment as middling between individuating technical ensembles and niche construction processes. It offers a platform to the transdisciplinary field of posthuman scholarship dealing with existential niches from a technological angle and the concomitant architectural thought that advances such speculative recasting.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3–19
Number of pages17
Issue number1 #30
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • Architecture theory
  • philosophy of technology
  • Epiphylogenesis
  • General Organology
  • Stiegler

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