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Exhibition Reception: Ambiguous Territory: Architecture, Landscape, and the Postnatural

October 5, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Exhibition Reception: Ambiguous Territory: Architecture, Landscape, and the Postnatural

Exhibition on view September 27 – October 18

Ambiguous Territory: Architecture, Landscape, and the Postnatural is a symposium and concurrent exhibition that situates contemporary discourses and practices of architecture and landscape within the context of the Postnatural; the era of climate change, the Anthropocene, and altered ecologies. The project asks: In a time when humans have been fundamentally displaced from their presumed place of privilege, philosophically as well as experientially, should the disciplines of architecture and landscape architecture consider displacing themselves as well, in order to establish new affiliations and avail new ways to approach contemporary questions of design in relation to the environment?

By bringing designers and scholars from these fields together the symposium and exhibition will highlight projects and ideas that are engaged with these issues from a variety of perspectives, ranging from scale and experience to questions of matter. Participants will present research and work that use tactics of mediation to understand, imagine, interrupt, and invent artifacts that exist at the large spatial and slow temporal scale of the Anthropocene.

Ambiguous Territory will present design ideas and proposals from architects, artists, and landscape architects whose work challenges their disciplinary boundaries and long-held anthropocentric orientation and redefines the relationship between built and natural environments in an era of ecological anxiety.

Exhibition Participants

Ellie Abrons
Paula Gaetano Adi + Gustavo Crembil
Amy Balkin
Philip Beesley
Ursula Biemann
The Bittertang Farm
Borderlands Research Group
Edward Burtynsky
Bradley Cantrell
Design Earth
Mark Dion
Lindsey french
Adam Fure
Future Cities Lab
Geoarchitecture @ Westminster
Geofutures @ Rensselaer Architecture
Harrison Atelier
Cornelia Hesse-Honegger
Lisa Hirmer
Lydia Kallipoliti + Andreas Theodoridis
Perry Kulper
Sean Lally
Lateral Office + LCLA
Meredith Miller + Thom Moran
NaJa & deOstos
Mark Nystrom
Office for Political Innovation
The Open Workshop
Rachele Riley
Alexander Robinson
Smout Allen
smudge studio
Neil Spiller
Terreform ONE
Unknown Fields
Marina Zurkow


October 5, 2017
5:00 pm