Lindsay Bremner is a Professor of Architecture at the University of Westminster and Principal Investigator of Monsoon Assemblages. She is an award winning architect and writer, whose book Writing the City into Being: Essays on Johannesburg 1998-2008 (2010) won a Graham Foundation Award and the Jane Jacobs Book Award. She was formerly head of architecture departments in Philadelphia, USA and Johannesburg South Africa. Before Monsoon Assemblages, her research explored the socio-spatial transformation of the Indian Ocean world, under the rubric of the Folded Ocean.
Monsoon as Method
Assembling Monsoonal Multiplicities Lindsay Bremner, Beth Cullen, Christina Geros, Harshavardhan Bhat, Anthony Powis, John Cook, Tom Benson The book presents the methods that Monsoon Assemblages has evolved for engaging the monsoon, a globally connected weather system, as a co-producer of urban life and space in South and Southeast Asian cities. It challenges views of climate as an inert backdrop to urban life, instead suggesting that it is materially and spatially active in shaping urban politics, ecologies, infrastructures, buildings and bodies. The book invites urban practitioners, from architects to policy makers, to think differently about space, time, representation and human and non-human agency. It offers intra-disciplinary, intra-active methods for rethinking human and non-human relations with weather in ways that meet the challenges of climate change and the Anthropocene. Foreword by Karen Coelho.