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Anthropotechnology: Sloterdijk on Environmental Design and the FoamWorlds of Co-Isolation

Anthropotechnology: Sloterdijk on Environmental Design and the FoamWorlds of Co-Isolation AbstractThe paper has two primary goals. The first is to re-examine the dynamics of cultural change by applying the innovative interpretations of German theorist and cultural historian Peter Sloterdijk, who contends that the ways we traditionally have made and understood our built environment are grossly inadequate in our contemporary media-saturated, war-weary, biotechnological world. The second is to show how such a reinterpretation of space, architecture, and culture could help us to learn to design better and act by way of an “anthropotechnology” (Sloterdijk’s word) that is simultaneously developmental and threatening – that might enable us to find an orientation in a world of complexity, and thus more positively shape our lives and future world. Sloterdijk’s intriguing concepts – spheres of immunization (bubbles, globes, foams), co-isolation, dyads, tensegrity – hold great promise for the next pulse of architectural, planning, and construction theory. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Architecture and Culture Taylor & Francis

Anthropotechnology: Sloterdijk on Environmental Design and the FoamWorlds of Co-Isolation

Architecture and Culture , Volume 4 (2): 22 – May 3, 2016

Anthropotechnology: Sloterdijk on Environmental Design and the FoamWorlds of Co-Isolation

Architecture and Culture , Volume 4 (2): 22 – May 3, 2016

Abstract

AbstractThe paper has two primary goals. The first is to re-examine the dynamics of cultural change by applying the innovative interpretations of German theorist and cultural historian Peter Sloterdijk, who contends that the ways we traditionally have made and understood our built environment are grossly inadequate in our contemporary media-saturated, war-weary, biotechnological world. The second is to show how such a reinterpretation of space, architecture, and culture could help us to learn to design better and act by way of an “anthropotechnology” (Sloterdijk’s word) that is simultaneously developmental and threatening – that might enable us to find an orientation in a world of complexity, and thus more positively shape our lives and future world. Sloterdijk’s intriguing concepts – spheres of immunization (bubbles, globes, foams), co-isolation, dyads, tensegrity – hold great promise for the next pulse of architectural, planning, and construction theory.

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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
© 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
ISSN
2050-7836
eISSN
2050-7828
DOI
10.1080/20507828.2016.1178503
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Abstract

AbstractThe paper has two primary goals. The first is to re-examine the dynamics of cultural change by applying the innovative interpretations of German theorist and cultural historian Peter Sloterdijk, who contends that the ways we traditionally have made and understood our built environment are grossly inadequate in our contemporary media-saturated, war-weary, biotechnological world. The second is to show how such a reinterpretation of space, architecture, and culture could help us to learn to design better and act by way of an “anthropotechnology” (Sloterdijk’s word) that is simultaneously developmental and threatening – that might enable us to find an orientation in a world of complexity, and thus more positively shape our lives and future world. Sloterdijk’s intriguing concepts – spheres of immunization (bubbles, globes, foams), co-isolation, dyads, tensegrity – hold great promise for the next pulse of architectural, planning, and construction theory.

Journal

Architecture and CultureTaylor & Francis

Published: May 3, 2016

Keywords: Peter Sloterdijk; anthropotechnology; spheres of immunization (bubbles; globes; foams); co-isolation; housing

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