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Aesthetics and Politics of Logistics
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  Aesthetics and Politics of Logistics
Edited by Hamed Khosravi, Taneha Kuzniecow Bacchin, Filippo LaFleur.
Texts by Neeraj Bhatia, Carola Hein, Jesse LeCavalier, Francesco Marullo, Han Meyer, Lóránt Tavasszy, Alberto Toscano, Maria Chiara Tosi, Paola Viganò, Guido Zucconi.

Photography: Giovanna Silva.
Illustrations: Miles Gertler, Baktash Sarang Javanbakht.
Graphic design: b-r-u-n-o.it.
published in July 2019
English edition
17 x 24 cm (softcover)
130 pages (color & b/w ill.)
ISBN: 978-88-99385-68-2
EAN: 9788899385682
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Aesthetics and politics of architecture of logistics.
The architecture of logistics is profoundly political. It measures, maps, and modulates the terrain through its projection of power-relations onto the topography. It creates spatial networks that are constituted through the circulation of capital and calibrated to meet the requirements for security and risk management. Such a direct translation of risk factors and economic values into a spatial configuration inevitably produces a territory that is alienated from both the natural topography and forms of labor.
The book is an inquiry into the nature of changing paradigms in logistics. It aims to offer a cross-disciplinary platform for an exchange of ideas among artists, architects, historians, philosophers, engineers, and planners. We believe that it is only through cultivating a common imaginary that we will be able to know, resist, and effectively work against and from within the logistical system that shapes our lives, territories, and cities.
Hamed Khosravi is an architect, researcher, and educator, currently teaching at the Architectural Association. His research and projects focus on the history and theory of architecture and urban form in relation to territorial organizations and political decisions.

Taneha Kuzniecow Bacchin is an architect, researcher, and educator, Head of the Delta Urbanism Interdisciplinary Research Group at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, TU Delft. Her research focuses on the relation between landscape architecture, infrastructure, and urban form.

Filippo LaFleur is a researcher and teacher. He is responsible for research within the Delta Urbanism Interdisciplinary Research Group. His interests lie at the intersection between landscape, urbanism, and ecology with regard to spatial and temporal transformations of both land and maritime landscapes.