“Fifteen years ago, Nobel Laureate Paul Crutzen announced that the world had entered a new geological age, the Anthropocene, marking a fundamental shift in human-nonhuman relations and the onset of a new period of environmental anxiety and existential uncertainty. Geofutures speculates on the future of architecture and urbanism in the Anthropocene by suggesting that the “built environment” embark on establishing new affiliations beyond the human; a fundamental realignment of buildings and cities as no longer significant for “us” alone.” (Chris Perry, Director)



Fall 2016 Graduate Open House Events

November 17th & 19th, 2016, Troy and New York City, NY Fall 2016 Graduate Open House Events Two Open House Events for graduate programs at the Rensselaer School of Architecture will take place this fall 2016. Thursday, November 17, 2016: CASE (Center for Architecture, Science, and Ecology) Open House in New York City. Please contact the […]


Urban Swales Featured in Rensselaer

Geofutures program and student project featured in the Spring 2016 issue of Rensselaer magazine. The featured project, which placed second in the speculative category of the Dry Futures competition sponsored by Archinect, is called Urban Swales and was the culmination of a year’s worth of research and design work by recent Geofutures graduate Ahmad Khan, […]


Tanzil Shafique in Dry Futures

Geofutures graduate Tanzil Shafique’s Master’s Project from the Spring semester of 2014, titled Lagoonous Assemblage, received an honorable mention in the speculative category of the Dry Futures competition sponsored by Archinect. This is the second former Geofutures student to be recognized in this competition, given that Muhammad Ahmad Khan’s Master’s Project from the Spring semester […]


Pneumastudio in 104th ACSA Meeting

Geofutures Director, Chris Perry, and his pneumastudio partner, Cathryn Dwyre chaired two paper sessions at the recent 104th Annual Meeting of the ACSA in Seattle: Shaping New Knowledges. The two sessions were titled “Knowledge Fields: Between Architecture and Landscape”. Visit ACSA 2016 for more information.


Tanzil Shafique (Geofutures’14) at STUDIO Magazine, Milan

Tanzil Shafique, who graduated from the Geofutures program in 2014, has published an article in STUDIO, an independent magazine published in Milan which focuses on contemporary urbanism. The article is titled “Towards ‘Antifragile Urbanism’: Beyond the Fragility of Utopia and the Robustness of Resilience” and is featured in Issue no. 9 of STUDIO, titled “Beyond”. […]


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