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February 22, 2005

Architecture as old media

Architecture used to focus mainly on the design of buildings. Nowadays, the spaces between them are also important. Applications such as geocaching make even small real-world spaces easy to locate and access; this transforms once marginal spaces into viable assets. A new variant of this theme, called urban agriculture, converts other kinds of idle and underused resources - manpower, space and land, solid and liquid waste - into cheap, fresh and nutritious food for local populations. Aditya Dev Sood (who trained as an architect) leads a panel on these issues at Doors 8 together with ex-architect Marco Susani, who leads the team developing new service concepts for Motorola, and Usman Haque, who designs haunted spaces which he describes as 'conversant'.

Posted by John Thackara at February 22, 2005 07:28 AM


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