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joana rafael

http://joanarafael.info

rua do breiner, porto, Portugal
JR is an architect, lecturer and researcher based in Porto, working between architecture, design, visual cultures and political ecology. Her interests and expertise address an understanding of architecture at local and global scales, through an interrogation of its role in both solving and provoking planetary crises. Her work spans the disciplinary boundaries of architecture, ecology, geo/eco-politics, media and technology, earth and social sciences, science fiction, and the arts.

Following Future Environs


travelogues of Future Architecture's possibles

Following Future Environs


travelogues of Future Architecture's possibles
To write an environmental sci-fi story for each of the selected projects.
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Uses a combination of empirical research, creative nonfiction and fictitious satire to examine the selected projects and promote their intent and nature in relation to the realm of intimate and paralyzing fear or discord of a future as hindered in the current symptoms and narratives of ecological disaster (through environmental destruction and resource exhaustion). The travel diaries aim to inscribe the selected projects in contemporary concerns and debates about the ulcerating conditions that endanger human environmental health by focusing on the role that each, as architectural solutions, play in relation to these conditions - local and globally. These are relations that have thus far been lacking proper representation in architecture history, theory and even practice. Following Future Environs contribution to the development of architecture addresses this gap. Infrastructure, blueprints, design and drawings are sites of transference but also means to build needed comfortable zones.

Following Future Environs


travelogues of Future Architecture's possibles

Following Future Environs


travelogues of Future Architecture's possibles
To write an environmental sci-fi story for each of the selected projects.
File under
Type of project
  • Next alliances

Uses a combination of empirical research, creative nonfiction and fictitious satire to examine the selected projects and promote their intent and nature in relation to the realm of intimate and paralyzing fear or discord of a future as hindered in the current symptoms and narratives of ecological disaster (through environmental destruction and resource exhaustion). The travel diaries aim to inscribe the selected projects in contemporary concerns and debates about the ulcerating conditions that endanger human environmental health by focusing on the role that each, as architectural solutions, play in relation to these conditions - local and globally. These are relations that have thus far been lacking proper representation in architecture history, theory and even practice. Following Future Environs contribution to the development of architecture addresses this gap. Infrastructure, blueprints, design and drawings are sites of transference but also means to build needed comfortable zones.


Idea by

joana rafael
rua do breiner
porto
Portugal
JR is an architect, lecturer and researcher based in Porto, working between architecture, design, visual cultures and political ecology. Her interests and expertise address an understanding of architecture at local and global scales, through an interrogation of its role in both solving and provoking planetary crises. Her work spans the disciplinary boundaries of architecture, ecology, geo/eco-politics, media and technology, earth and social sciences, science fiction, and the arts.