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.