New Geographies 10: Fallow (Paperback)

New Geographies 10: Fallow By Michael Chieffalo (Editor), Julia Smachylo (Editor) Cover Image
By Michael Chieffalo (Editor), Julia Smachylo (Editor)
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The term fallow is borrowed from agriculture as a metaphor to critically examine the role of strategic dormancy in cycles of valorization and devalorization of the built and unbuilt environment.
Rather than a strict binary of fecund or barren, however, New Geographies #10 conceives of fallowness as a rich and complex terrain to provoke a critical examination of the sites, strategies, scales, and imaginaries of the unused, the devalued, and the dormant, and explore modes of revalorization in all its forms: economic, ecological, social, cultural.
Ultimately, it is hoped that this compilation will provide a foundation on which designers can build new lines of questioning regarding processes of urbanization that will illuminate new speculative horizons for the design disciplines, while also demarcating points for cross-disciplinary study of the built and unbuilt environments. Co-published with Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781948765091
ISBN-10: 1948765098
Publisher: Actar
Publication Date: October 15th, 2019
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: New Geographies