Bracket Almanac

Posted by InfraNet Lab on September 4, 2010 | PERMALINK

Bracket is a book series structured around an open call for entries that highlights emerging critical issues at the juncture of architecture, environment, and digital culture. It is a collaboration between InfraNet Lab and Archinect. Conceived as an almanac, the series looks at emerging thematics in our global age that are shaping the built environment in radically significant, yet often unexpected ways. "On Farming" looks at the capacity for architecture to address ideas and issues of productive landscapes and urbanisms. Once merely understood in terms of agriculture, today information, energy, labour, and landscape, among others, can be farmed. Farming harnesses the efficiency of collectivity and community and represents the local gesture, the productive landscape, and the alternative economy. The processes of farming are mutable, parametric, and efficient. Farming is the modification of infrastructure, urbanisms, architectures, and landscapes toward a privileging of production.

For complete information on the Bracket Series, including upcoming issues and calls for submissions please visit the Bracket's website.

Bracket Issues:

Issue No.1
On Farming
Editors: Mason White & Maya Przybylski
Fall 2010

Issue No.2
Goes Soft
Editors: Neeraj Bhatia & Lola Sheppard
Forthcoming 2012

Issue No.3
At Extremes
Editors: Maya Przybylski & Lola Sheppard
Forthcoming 2013