How does creative practice respond to, and affect, the current geological age – defined by the dominant influence of humans on the landscape?
Since the planet is our life support system – we are essentially the crew of a largish spaceship – interference with its functioning at this level and on this scale is highly significant. If you or I were crew on a smaller spacecraft, it would be unthinkable to interfere with the systems that provide us with air, water, fodder and climate control. But the shift into the Anthropocene tells us that we are playing with fire, a potentially reckless mode of behaviour which we are likely to come to regret unless we get a grip on the situation.
Prof Chris Rapley, Climate Scientist
Our landscapes are perhaps some of the most precious encounters between humanity and non-humanity. They can act as engaging and meaningful lens, methodology, narrative or mediator in more-than-human worlds. Can Architecture stop being just a reaction to change to become also a propositional dialogue with the many worlds beyond humanity?
Landscapes for the Anthropocene, Future Architecture