Chicago Launch Party for Climates: Architecture and the Planetary Imaginary

September 30, 2016
Studio Gang Chicago

We celebrated the Midwest launch of Climates with short talks by four Chicagoans whose varied work on climate change is shifting the ways we understand our relationships with each other and the urban and natural worlds. Sharing their projects and perspectives, climate scientist Elisabeth Moyer, environmental justice leader Olga Bautista, artist and activist Jenny Kendler, and architect Jeanne Gang explored how expanding our ideas about climate can help us imagine new ways of being and belonging here on earth. 

About the Publication

Climates: Architecture and the Planetary Imaginary brings together writings and work at the intersection of architecture and climate change. Neither a collective lament nor an inventory of architectural responses, its essays consider the cultural values ascribed to climate and ask how it shapes our ideas of what architecture is and does. 

Featuring contributions from over 40 authors, including Amale Andraos, Daniel Barber, Dipesh Chakrabarty, Jeanne Gang, David Gissen, Adrian Lahoud, Reinhold Martin, Jorge Otero-Pailos, Philippe Rahm, Saskia Sassen, Felicity D. Scott, and Catherine Seavitt. Published by Columbia Books on Architecture and the City and Lars Müller Publishers, it is a project of the Avery Review, a journal of critical essays on architecture produced by the Office of Publications at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP).

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