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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Anonymous Debra Solomon van Culiblog said...

The ZERO precedent. ; ) pregnant subject.

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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