Architecture, Time, and the Anthropocene

Geoempathy: Architecture, Time, and the Anthropocene is an ongoing manuscript that rethinks the roles and scope of architecture amidst climate crisis and environmental degradation. Using geological knowledge, posthumanist philosophy, anthropology, and speculative fiction, the book proposes a turn toward design as a temporal process—design through (and with) geoempathy.

This mode of designing shares many of the concerns of ecological work in architecture for which the well-being of other organisms is equated against an object. A fundamental difference is the embedding of planned obsolescence into architecture, which foresees changes in the form, function, performance, and users of the very objects that arise from this process.