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    lunch8: Futures For Sites Unknown

    uvalunch Oct 16 '13 0

    lunch8: Futures For Sites Unknown [Available for sale NOW on Amazon]

    The seventh volume of Lunch took a large step in engaging the design field outside the walls of the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia. It included a series of conversations with practitioners who visited the school, including Eduardo Arroyo, Levi Bryant, Teresa Gali, Rafael Moneo, and Camilo Restrepo. The effort to foster an evolving dialogue with the profession at large has been expanded in Lunch 8: Futures for Sites Unknown by breaking from tradition: no longer does Lunch only include articles submitted from the UVA community. A call for submissions was made, and the answer came from across the world.

    Lunch 8: Futures for Sites Unknown tackles the uncharted waters and unsteady ground facing designers. Boundaries are being redrawn due to rising sea levels. The large modern infrastructural projects of the mid-twentieth century are now our antiquity and new technologies respond to craft, climate, and waste. Ever expanding and decentralizing patterns of urbanization are providing vacancies and urban wilds ripe for investment. Site is not only geographic, but a concatenation of the social, cultural, economic, ecological, and metaphysical. It is at once bounded and boundless. It is territory, which is implicitly contested — it is a claimed sphere of influence and therefore defines a sphere of action.

    This is an incredibly exciting time to be a designer. In this moment of uncertainty, we must ask ourselves: How do we address the problems on the horizon when we are only starting to have a glimpse of what they will be? The projects within these pages explore the emerging conditions of our time and beyond, presenting Futures for Sites Uknown.

    Danielle Alexander, Nicholas Knodt, Clayton Williams

    May 7, 2013

     

    Contents:

    THE END(S) OF CIVILIZATION
    Daniel Daou, Harvard University, DDes 2014

    IT TOOK DOMINION EVERYWHERE: JUHANI PALLASMAA AND THE ANECDOTE OF THE JAR
    Sara Arfaian, Cornell University, B. Arch 2008

    GLOBAL CULTURE AND SITES OUT OF MIND: THE CASE FOR THE INDIA INITIATIVE
    Phoebe Crisman, University of Virginia, Associate Professor of Architecture

    HEDONISTIC ECOLOGIES: THE LATENT PLEASURES OF SUSTAINABLE SYSTEMS
    Katherine Treppendahl, University of Virginia, M.Arch 2012

    PARADOX-CITY SWAMP THING + SMART GRID: SMARTER WATER MANAGEMENT IN NEW ORLEANS, LA
    Isaac Cohen, University of Virginia, MLA 2013
    Kate Hayes, University of Virginia, MLA 2013

    ADAPTABLE, HETEROGENOUS SYSTEMS AND STRUCTURES
    Maj Plemenitas, LINKSCALE, Founder and Principal

    BALTIMORE PUBLIC WATER: URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE AS PUBLIC LANDSCAPE GENERATOR
    Kurt Marsh, University of Virginia, M.Arch, MLA 2012

    BALTIMORE: URBAN ESTUARY
    Colin Curley, University of Virginia, B.S.Arch 2011
    Sara Harper, University of Virginia, B.S.Arch 2011

    FROM LANDSCAPING TO INFRASTRUCTURE: THE SCOPE AND AGENCY OF MAINTENANCE
    Michael Geffel, University of Virginia, MLA 2013

    EIGHTH APPROXIMATION: URBAN SOIL IN THE ANTHROPOCENE
    Seth Denizen, University of Virginia, MLA 2012

    INCREMENTAL ALLEYWAYS: CONSIDERING GREY INFRASTRUCTURE AS PUBLIC SPACE
    Jacob Ross Fox, University of Virginia, MLA 2013
    Gwendolyn McGinn, University of Virginia, MLA 2014

    SAMBO RECONFIGURED: BETWEEN THE ARCHAIC AND THE AVANT GARDE
    Mara Marcu, University of Virginia, Virginia Teaching Fellow
    Contributors: Eric Kuhn, Patrick Schoonover,
    Taylor Scott, Tyler Whitney, Annie Locke Scherer

    [RE]CONSTRUCTION: MATERIAL AND TECTONIC
    STRATEGIES FOR THE ADAPTATION OF BUILDINGS OVER TIME
    Catharine Killien, University of Virginia, M.Arch 2013

    DECONSTRUCTING DANVILLE:
    A PROTOTYPE OF RUST-BELT REINVENTION
    Andrew Brown, University of Virginia, M.Arch 2013
    Liz Kneller, University of Virginia, M.Arch 2013
    Megan Suau, University of Virginia, M.Arch 2013
    Parker Sutton, University of Virginia, M.Arch 2013

    THE BLUEPRINT FOR SURVIVAL: A FUTURE NOT (YET) REALIZED
    Jason Rebillot, Harvard University, DDes (ABD), Instructor

    AMERICAN ELDER
    Joseph Chapman, University of Virginia, MFA 2008

    HOW TO UNDERSTAND AN ERA
    Joe Raffin, University of Detroit Mercy, B.s.Arch 2011

    INDIA: WORK IN PROGRESS
    Harsh Vardhan Jain, University of Virginia, M.Arch 2013

    LOCOMOTIVE: URBAN TRANSFER
    Justin Hui, Cornell University, B.Arch 2011

    OPPORTUNISTIC URBANISM:
    EXPLORATION OF CHALLENGED URBAN IDENTITY
    Tamrat Gebremichael, University of Virginia, B.Arch 2012
    Weishun Xu, University of Virginia, B.Arch 2012

    DISEMBODIED
    Din Blankenship, University of Michigan, M.Arch 2012

    LIGHT AS COMMODITY
    David Sasaki, Architect
    Contributors: Timothy Sasaki, Son Van Huynh,
    Christopher Mudiappahpillai

    ISLAND HABITATIONS: BUILDING A PINK PLASTIC UTOPIA
    Manar Moursi, Princeton University, M.Arch 2008

    RECLALIMED: DREDGE DIALECTICS IN THE VENETIAN LAGOON
    Nate Burgess, University of Virginia, MLA 2013
    Rachel Stevens, University of Virginia, MLA 2013

    POLYTROPISM
    Newsha Ghaeli, McGill University, M.Arch 2013
    Caileigh Mackellar, McGill University, M.Arch 2012

    EXTRATERRITORIAL ACTIVATION: HARNESSING POTENTIAL FROM THE INDETERMINANCY OF CLOSED MILITARY ZONES
    Suzanne Harris-Brandts, University of Waterloo, M.Arch 2012

    ARCTIC ATLAS: NORTHWEST PASSAGE
    Leena Cho, University of Virginia, Visiting Lecturer
    Matthew Jull, University of Virginia, Assistant Professor

     

     
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