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Stream #03 – Inhabiting the anthropocene

Stream  - Stream #03
The third issue of the annual research book-magazine at the intersection of architecture, art and economy, addresses our urban condition at the age of Anthropocene, with contributions by about forty renowned international contributors, in long and elaborate interviews.
Stream 3 is focused on the phenomenon of rapid urbanization of the planet, now synonymous with globalization. We live in a time of mutations: the population explosion concentrates the humanity in major global cities, making them the main venue for resolving challenges—between environmental awareness and ubiquity of digital technologies—for the pursuit of economic, social and sustainable development.
The term Anthropocene describes a new geological age, where human activity become the predominant geophysics force. The implications of this concept exceed the context of scientific debates. Stream 3 seeks conceptual tools for thinking out our urban condition at the age of Anthropocene.
Stream is a biennial research book-magazine on the relationship between the world of production, contemporary art, design and architecture. Stream connects, links, creates a global platform between different environments.
Each issue of Stream is crossed by a common theme to all three sections of the journal: Production, Creation, Architecture. Stream presents findings from a current and critical analysis of the capitalist society, and of the worldwide contemporary changes which have given rise to new relations between capital and creation, the possibilities for further action and collaboration in its various fields of study.
Stream addresses contemporary questions through a multiplicity of contributions (essays, interviews and portfolios) from a variety of disciplines (philosophy, économy, geography or sociology…) and creative practices (contemporary art, design, experimental architecture…) to understand and shape the architecture and urbanism of tomorrow.
Texts by Alisa Andrasek, Nicolas Bourriaud, Marie-Ange Brayer, Alain Bublex, Roberto Cabot, Michel Desvigne, Clément Dirié, Gilbert Emont, Julien Eymeri, Washington Fajardo, J.E. Fernandez, Bastien Gallet, John Grover, Luc Gwiazdzinski, Pierre Huyghe, François Jullien, Étienne Klein, Greg Lindsay, Michel Lussault, Yann Moulier-Boutang, Dan Mullen, Pierre Musso, Opavivarà, Neri Oxman, Dan Pitera, Christian de Portzamparc, Elizabeth de Portzamparc, Carlo Ratti, David Ruy, Saskia Sassen, Richard Sennett, Nader Tehrani, Skylar Tibbits, Éric Troncy, Pierre Veltz, Jean Viard.

Graphic design by M/M (Paris).
published in November 2014
English edition
17 x 24 cm (softcover, dust jacket)
496 pages (color ill.)
ISBN : 978-2-9540-9693-3
EAN : 9782954096933
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