When Yoshi Tsukamoto and Momoyo Kaijima of the forward thinking, Tokyo-based architecture and design rm, Atelier Bow-Wow, arrived at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design as guest professors in 2016, they challenged students to deeply consider their surroundings and record their reactions as a large pencil drawing. In this “public drawing,” time is suspended and expanded; futures, presents, and pasts converge; and the act of drawing becomes an instrument of dialogue and engagement. The students unfolded their concept of an “ecology of livelihood,” with shadowless gures, objects, and spaces that coexist with construction details. explaining their belief in the “behavioral capacities” of humans, architecture, and nature, Tsukamoto and Kaijima revealed the generosity of spirit in their work and the importance of pushing such capacities to their most yielding limits. The Incidents publication series is based on events that occurred at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design between 1936 and tomorrow.
5 ¼ x 8 ½ in. / 80 pp / 15 b&w
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HARVARD GRAD. SCHOOL OF DESIGN, MASS.
Analytical Philosophy and Architecture: Approaching Things from the Other Side
Karan August & Lara Schrijver (Eds.)
Footprint 20 explores the potential role of analytic philosophy in the context of architecture’s typical af nity with continental philosophy over the past thirty years. In the last decades of the twentieth century, philosophy became an almost necessary springboard from which to de ne a work of architecture. Analytic philosophy took a notable backseat to continental philosophy. With this history in mind, this issue of Footprint sought to open the discussion on what might be offered by the less familiar branches of epistemology and logic that are more prevalent and developed in the analytic tradition. The presented writings are situated in the context of a discipline in transformation that seeks a fundamental approach to its own tools, logic, and approaches—the hope being this is a start of a larger conversation in architecture theory that has not yet begun. Contributions by Karan Austust, Lara Schrijver, Tim Gough, Pauline Lefebvre, Borbála Jász, Andrea Alberto Dutto, Sean Pickersgill, fabrio Bacchini, and David Macarthur. Footprint is the ongoing journal from Delft University of Technology (the Netherlands).
7 ½ x 10 ¼ in. / 122 pp / 19 b&w
Retail Price: $36.00
TU DELFT AND STICHTING FOOTPRINT, NL