Geostories: Another Architecture for the Environment
Talk by Design Earth

Tuesday 21 June 2022 | 6:30 pm | Blue House

How do we make sense of the Earth at a moment in which it is presented in crisis? 

In Geostories: Another Architecture for the Environment, Design Earth explores how the speculative design project makes visible and public the climate crisis. The talk is organized into three sections–terrarium, aquarium, and planetarium, each of which revisits such devices of wonder—as expounded through drawings, models, and material artifacts— to reassemble publics around representations of the Earth. 

The architectural project here is a medium to synthesize and narrate different forms of environmental externalities, such as oil extraction, deep-sea mining, ocean acidification, water shortage, air pollution, trash, space debris, and a host of other social-ecological issues.

The talk will be in English. 

DESIGN EARTH is a research practice founded by Rania Ghosn and El Hadi Jazairy in 2010. Their work engages the medium of the speculative architectural project to make public the climate crisis. DESIGN EARTH is a recipient of the United States Artist Fellowship, Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers, Boghossian Foundation Prize, and ACSA Faculty Design Awards for outstanding work in architecture and related environmental design fields as a critical endeavor.