GROUNDING URBAN METABOLISM

The Urban Works Agency and Harvard’s GSD will host two events on ‘Grounding Urban Metabolism’ on occasion of the recently release of the sixth issue of New Geographies.

Book Launch, New Geographies 06: Grounding Metabolism
April 10, 2015. 6:30pm
SPUR, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco

Join editors Daniel Ibañez and Nikos Katsikis for the West Coast book launch on New Geographies 06. In New Geographies 06 “Grounding Metabolism”, the editors Daniel Ibañez and Nikos Katsikis aim to trace alternative, synthetic routes to design through a more elaborate understanding of the relation between models and concepts of urban metabolism and the formal, physical, and material engraving of metabolic processes across scales. The issue addresses the challenges associated with the planetary dimension of contemporary metabolic processes, offers a critical examination of the long lineage of historical discussions and schemes on urban metabolism from the design disciplines and places them in parallel with a set of contemporary projects and interventions that open up new approaches for design.

Panel Discussion, Grounding Urban Metabolism
April 11, 2015, 5pm
Market Street Prototyping Festival, CCA Pavilion (530 Market St, between 1st and 2nd St)

A series of short talks and a panel discussion on Urban Metabolism and contemporary issues of architecture, urban design and landscape design.

Speakers include:

Neeraj Bhatia
Irene Cheng
David Fletcher
Daniel Ibañez
Nikos Katsikis
Christopher Roach

For more information: http://digitalcraft.cca.edu/events/