“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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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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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, […]

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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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Nancy Diniz at TxA Emerging Design+Technology

Assistant Professor Nancy Diniz presents at TxA Emerging Design+Technoloty at the Texas Society of Architects Convention, November 5-7, 2015. Presenting Fabrication-Informed Design Strategies for Inter-Scalar Surfaces Using a Textile Bio Material. More information can be found on the Texas Society of Architects Page.

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Perry and Diniz at ACADIA 2015

Geofutures Director Chris Perry is Co-Technical Chair for ACADIA 2015, hosted by the University of Cincinnati, Oct 22-24. Geofutures faculty member, Nancy Diniz, will serve as a session chair in addition to presenting a paper. The conference theme, Computational Ecologies: Design in the Anthropocene, was developed by Perry along with his co-chair, both of whom also […]

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