“New Geographies 08: Island” Launch

This volume marks the end of a three year long trilogy that included NG06: Grounding Metabolism, NG07: Geographies of Information. In NG08, editors Daniel Daou and Pablo Pérez-Ramos question the generalized acceptance and the desirability of the ecological aphorism that “everything is connected to everything else” as the unofficial slogan of our times, to then explore the the geophilo­sophic notion of boundaries, and, in so doing, propose new limits for the island master metaphor, bolster the agency of design in an entangled world, and suggest the basis for a reinvigorated universalism.

The issue has contributions from Marc Shell, Stefania Staniscia, Robin MacKay, MAP Office, Cary Wolfe, Timothy Morton, Nina Samuel, Stefan Helmreich, Stan Allen, Anita Berrizbeitia, Douglas Spencer, Formless Finder, Roland Snooks, Neyran Turan, Kees Lokman, Susan Herrington, Alexander Felson, Milica Topalovic, Joyce Hsiang, Bimal Mendis, Roi Salgueiro Barrio, Hashim Sarkis, Rania Ghosn and El Hadi Jazairy.

It also features visual work by Tania Álvarez Zaldívar, Neeraj Bhatia, Andrea Branzi, Edward Burtynsky, Luis Callejas, Gilles Clement, DOGMA, Olafur Eliasson, Yona Friedman, Walter Herfst, Rem Koolhaas and Madelon Vriesendorp, Gabriel Kozlowski, Israel López Balán, Emma McNally, Jamie Mills, Mary Oliver, Piet Oudolf, Stephen Petegorsky, Bas Princen, Charles Ross, Rudi Sebastian, George Steinmetz, John Stephens, and Keith Tyson, among others.

New Geographies is the journal of Design, Agency, Territory founded, edited, and produced by doctoral candidates in the New Geographies Lab at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Supported by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts and the Aga Khan Program at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

New Geographies 08: Island will be soon available in selected bookstores, as well as through the Harvard University Press website and popular digital vendors. During the event a few copies of NG08 can be also purchased in the library for $25 | cash / check (please try to have exact change).

Please join us in celebrating the launch of NG08!

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