Infrastructural systems facilitate the flow of anything from people and goods to resources and information. While engineered to perform specific tasks, such networks also determine the structure of buildings, cities, metropolitan regions, and beyond. Taking this into consideration, this book seeks the expansion and renegotiation of the roles of infrastructure as not only a technical, but also a political, economic, social, and even aesthetic matter of concern for all. It entails both the means for achieving more resilient forms of development and a right to a sustainable way of life. With 25 essays by Keller Easterling, Michael Dear, Salmaan Craig, and Nancy Couling, among others.
|422 p, ills colour & bw, 18 x 24 cm, hb, English