“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)

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Spring 2017 Graduate Open House

April 7, 2017, Troy, NY Spring 2017 Graduate Open House Event Rensselaer Architecture’s Graduate Open House will take place on Friday, April 7 and is a great opportunity for prospective students to become more familiar with the Geofutures MSArch program, the School of Architecture, as well as Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Visiting prospective students will have the opportunity to meet […]

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Urban Swales featured by Archinect

Rendering of artificial island proposal for endangered species incubation, Coropolis (Geofutures, 2013). Archinect featured the Geofutures program in a recent editorial that includes Geofutures graduate Ahmed Khan’s Urban Swales student design proposal which won second prize in the speculative category of the Dry Futures international design competition sponsored by Archinect. Please view this feature at […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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.

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