“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)



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”. […]


Urban Swales in Dry Futures – Archinect

Geofutures MArch II program/student project featured in the December issue of Inside Rensselaer. 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 MArch II graduate Ahmad Khan, […]


Geofutures at AICAD Conference

Geofutures director Chris Perry will present work from the Geofutures MArch II program at the AICAD conference (Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design) hosted by California College of the Arts in San Francisco on Nov. 6 and 7. The conference explores the general topic of science in the art and design studio.


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