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Footprint 30 published

2022-07-12

Footprint 30 is out now. Edited by Robert A. Gorny and Andrej Radman, this issue is dedicated to ‘The Epiphylogenetic Turn and Architecture: In (Tertiary) Memory of Bernard Stiegler.’ 

It includes research articles by Claire M. Colebrook, Georgios Tsagdis, Jacob Vangeest, Davide Landi and Tim Gough. It also contains review articles by Gökhan Kodalak, Stavros Kousoulas and Chris L. Smith; an interview with Antoinette Rouvroy by Lila Athanasiadou and Goda Klumbytė; as well as visual essays by Agnieszka Anna Wołodźko and Setareh Noorani.

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Vol. 16 No. 1 (2022): Issue # 30 | Spring/ Summer 2022 |The Epiphylogenetic Turn and Architecture: In (Tertiary) Memory of Bernard Stiegler
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Footprint 30 explores the work of French philosopher of technology Bernard Stiegler (1952–2020) to critically rethink the built environment in terms of a constructed yet emergent existential niche. Foremost concerned with technics, the purchase of Stiegler’s thinking and conceptual apparatus is to be found in the proposition of a novel theoretico-methodological turn towards epiphylogenetic processes. Yet to be embraced by discourses on architectural and cultural technologies, the notion of epiphylogenesis implies a kind of recursive path-dependent co-evolution of living systems with non-living means, especially technics. This sympoietic vision – of how culture-shaping technics and technical ensembles like cities (trans)form us – urges us to rethink how environments re-shape ontogenetic processes. The contributions to the issue call for a radical recasting of the architectural discipline by reconsidering the ‘what’ of technicity as constitutive of a (post)human ‘who’.

Issue editors: Robert A. Gorny and Andrej Radman

Published: 2022-07-12

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