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New Geographies 10: Fallow


Michael ChieffaloJulia Smachylo

The term fallow is borrowed from agriculture as a metaphor to critically examine the role of strategic dormancy in cycles of valorization and devalorization of the built and unbuilt environment.
Rather than a strict binary of fecund or barren, however, New Geographies #10 conceives of fallowness as a rich and complex terrain to provoke a critical examination of the sites, strategies, scales, and imaginaries of the unused, the devalued, and the dormant, and explore modes of revalorization in all its forms: economic, ecological, social, cultural.
Ultimately, it is hoped that this compilation will provide a foundation on which designers can build new lines of questioning regarding processes of urbanization that will illuminate new speculative horizons for the design disciplines, while also demarcating points for cross-disciplinary study of the built and unbuilt environments.

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Editors: Michael Chieffalo, Julia Smachylo
8 x 10 in / 20,3 x 25,4 cm.
Illustrations: Color
Cover:  Paperback
Pages:  224
Publication date: September  2019
Published by: Harvard University Graduate School of Design & Actar Publishers
ISBN: English 9781948765091
Price: 25€ / $29.95 / £24

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