A lecture by Lydia Kallipoliti, Associate Professor at the Cooper Union.
How can architecture produce food, and be eaten away? How can we define the architecture of metabolism? This talk seeks to reveal how architecture constructs, distributes, and leverages power via material upcycling, interspecies alliances, biopolitics, and excremental processes. It maps and redraws the affinities of the built environment as a product of many forces, translated into the tensions between products and by-products, production, and consumption and, finally, creation and decomposition.