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B-Pro Launches First Issue of New Journal: Prospectives

24 November 2020

"Mereologies”, or the plural form of being ‘partly’, drives the explorations bundled in the first issue of Prospectives Journal, guest curated by Daniel Koehler. 

Image: Daniel Koehler, 2020

Today, architects can design directly with the plurality of parts a building is made of due to increased computational power. What are the opportunities when built space is computed part-to-part? Partly philosophy, computation, sociology ecology and partly architecture, each text – or "mereology" – contributes a particular insight on part relations, linking mereology to peer-to-peer approaches in computation, cultural thought, and built space.
The contributions were informed by research and discussions in the Bartlett Prospectives (B-Pro) at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL London, from 2016 to 2019, culminating in an Open Seminar on mereologies, which took place on 24 April 2019 as part of the Prospectives Lecture Series in B-Pro. Contributors to this issue include: Jordi Vivaldi, Daniel Koehler, Giorgio Lando, Herman Hertzberger, Anna Galika, Hao Chen Huang, Sheghaf Abo Saleh, David Rozas, Anthony Alvidrez, Shivang Bansal and Ziming He.
Led by Managing Editor and Bartlett Lecturer Mollie Claypool, Prospectives Journal is a publication of B-Pro at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. All content can be read online for free and readers can support the journal by subscribing or purchasing PDF downloads of issues.

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Image: Daniel Koehler, 2020