Null Point

[Image: Issue #1 of New Geographies].

The recently launched Harvard journal New Geographies will be celebrating their second issue – which is actually numbered one – and it's about zero.
What happens when architecture, the global economy, and the trade in ideas – when culture itself – hits what the editors called a "zero point," after which everything can be reformatted, begun again, launched in new directions and through entirely new geographies? After all, they suggest, there are zero moments everywhere – Ground Zero, zero carbon, cities from zero, zero-g tourism, and so on.
The new issue specifically explores "possibilities AFTER crises, AFTER mapping, and AFTER signature architectures," we read.
You can find out more on Tuesday, 7 July, at the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York.

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Debra Solomon van Culiblog said...

The ZERO precedent. ; ) pregnant subject.

http://volumeproject.org/blog/2008/12/19/volume-18/

After Zero is not about design inspired by the fear of tsunamis or Katrinas. Volume proposes an understanding of our society beyond zero. To kick off we discuss two perspectives: sustainability in a post-capitalist city and the potential of urban agriculture.

July 06, 2009 10:12 AM  
Anonymous John Devlin said...

don't forget Bruckner's symphony 0

July 06, 2009 11:03 AM  
Anonymous Mike Innes said...

Geoff, thanks for pointing this out. A big part of my book on sanctuaries ties in to zero tropes. Looking forward to reading this.

July 08, 2009 2:09 PM  

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