More-Than-Human Footprints




This issue of Footprint explores techn-natural spatialities and materialities found across operational landscapes of primary production. To the extent that these landscapes are increasingly automated and digitised, production and circulation practices are becoming more capital intensive and even less labour-intensive. While amplifying the precarity of human labour, this process relies on appropriating the work of more-than-human assemblages of machines, plants, animals and microorganisms. Central to the focus of this issue is understanding the way these processes are grounded in specific architectural and landscape configurations. In this way, we also aim to complement the debates on past issues of Footprint, offering an investigation of the impact of technological transformations beyond the concentrated landscapes of human inhabitation.



Author Biographies

Victor Muñoz Sanz, Delft University of Technology

Víctor Muñoz Sanz is a Mexican-Spanish architect, urban designer, researcher and educator. He is currently assistant professor of urban design at TU Delft, where he conceptualises, leads and develops critical research on the architecture and urbanism of the past, present and future of work. His research looks at the interplay of the design of productive landscapes with technology and management, and aims to question the role of urban design in enabling new urban economies and inclusive forms of work. He is the co-editor of the books Habitat: Ecology Thinking in Architecture (2020),  Roadside Picnics: Encounters with the Uncanny (2022), and Automated Landscapes (2023). Víctor qualified as an architect at the School of Architecture of Madrid (ETSAM, 2006), and holds a master’s of architecture in urban design, with distinction, from Harvard University Graduate School of Design (2011), and a PhD cum laude in architecture from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (2016).

Nikos Katsikis, Delft University of Technology

Nikos Katsikis is an assistant professor of urban design at TU Delft. His work lies at the intersection of urbanisation theory, territorial design and geospatial analysis. Through his research he seeks to contribute to a geographical understanding of the socio-metabolic relations between cities and their operational landscapes: non-city landscapes of primary production, circulation and waste disposal that support urban life. He holds graduate degrees in architecture and spatial design from the National Technical University of Athens (2006, 2008) and a Doctor of Design from Harvard University Graduate School of Design (2016), where he also served on the editorial board of the New Geographies journal.


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