Revolution? Architecture and the Anthropocene

Revolution? Architecture and the Anthropocene

Susannah Hagan

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In four sharp, interlocking essays, this book asks why the majority of the architectural profession and its clients still only pay lip service to the importance of the environmental. The first - Overthrowing - examines the Modern Movement's astonishing success in establishing itself, and its legacy in contemporary architectural culture; the second - Converting - explores the inability of the environmental movement to ignite and transform architecture in the same way; the third - Making - discusses the importance of shifting architecture back to a materially-based view of itself to increase its effectiveness, and finally - Educating - looks at the need for architectural education to urgently reconsider how and what it teaches in the volatile 21st century.In each essay are examples of innovative and determined people pursuing other ways of practicing architecture and other ways of training architects for this critical century, who are pulling the model of a nature-centric practice out of the margins and into the centre.


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Susannah Hagan:
Susannah Hagan is the Founding Director of Research into Environment and Design (R_E_D), a design consultancy that promotes the role of design in making cities more environmentally resilient. Susannah Hagan is the Founding Director of Research into Environment and Design (R_E_D), a design consultancy that promotes the role of design in making cities more environmentally resilient.

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