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Relational Architectural Ecologies

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10 July 2013

Relational Architectural Ecologies: Architecture, Nature and Subjectivity, a new book edited by Dr Peg Rawes is due to be published by Routledge on 28 August 2013.

Examining the complex social and material relationships between architecture and ecology which constitute modern cultures, this collection responds to the need to extend architectural thinking about ecology beyond current design literatures. This book shows how the ‘habitats’, ‘natural milieus’, ‘places’ or ‘shelters’ that construct architectural ecologies are composed of complex and dynamic material, spatial, social, political, economic and ecological concerns.

With contributions from a range of leading international experts and academics in architecture, art, anthropology, philosophy, feminist theory, law, medicine and political science, this volume offers professionals and researchers engaged in the social and cultural biodiversity of built environments, new interdisciplinary perspectives on the relational and architectural ecologies which are required for dealing with the complex issues of sustainable human habitation and environmental action.

Peg Rawes is a Senior Lecturer and Associate Director of Architectural History at The Bartlett School of Architecture. Her teaching and research focus on interdisciplinary links between architectural design, philosophy, technology and the visual arts. Publications include: Space, Geometry and Aesthetics (2008) and Irigaray for Architects (2007).

You can purchase Relational Architectural Ecologies: Architecture, Nature and Subjectivity from Routledge for £29.99 (paperback) or £105.00 (hardback).

Image: "Agnes Denes, Wheatfield - A Confrontation: Battery Park Landfill, Downtown Manhattan - With Agnes Denes standing in the field, 1982." Copyright Agnes Denes, Courtesy Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York.