ager- agri deals with seeding architecture in order to recreate e sort of self-sufficient eco-system of vegetables and food ressources. Given the interest of the land owner in agricolture, animals and nature, we started thinking about the cohabitation of differents living species (human kind, small mammals and birds, food coltures) and the way they could be connected in harmony, mutual aid, respect and lov hihihihi
check the pdf hIcYCLING (1301)
now the book is available on sale
Here are a few words from editors’ introduction, Mason White and Maya Przybylski ;
Whether cultivating land, harvesting resources, extracting energy or delegating labor, farming reveals the interdependencies of our globalized world. Simultaneously, farming represents the local gesture, the productive landscape, and the alternative economy. The processes of farming a remutable, parametric, and efficient. From terraforming to foodsheds to crowdsourcing, farming often involves the management of the natural mediated by the technologic. Farming, beyond its most common agricultural understanding is the modification of infrastructure,urbanisms, architectures, and landscapes toward a privileging of production.
With a global food crisis looming, even the traditional farm’s impact on lands, resources, and economics is in need of re-visioning. Innovations have led to a growing number of people investigating in shares of a local farmer’s crop, reducing trips to supermarket and the cost of shipping food.
Energie farming has seen immense diversification in the last decade with essential innovations in renewable energies such as wave farms, wind, tidal, solar among others.
How is it shaping or how could it shape our design environments? and what are the new potentials for these typologies? thes are the issues and the questions that have been asked to respond to in this first edition of Brackets, “On Farming”
bracket’s editors : Mason White and Maya Przybylski
published by actar
In a larger scale these themes of food producting architecture and cohabitation within agricolture and living spaces lead to a reorganisation of proximity connections and neighbourhood.
Therefore this model needs more individual participation and a new kind of cooperation between inhabitants. Relationships become more complexes, stronger and thicker.
Related to the same topics, forallthecows is what we imagined for a residential block in Dallas for the architectural competition re:vision Dallas and it was inspired by the idea of economic decrease of Serge Latouche.
We also would like to announce that we have been recently invited by François Bellanger to take part to the conference “Et si les villes devenaient des fermes ?” (“What about if cities turns into farms?”) on 3rd of march, organised by ANRU (Agence Nationale pour la Rénovation Urbaine) in Paris.