To understand where the world is going, we need to forget about physical and political maps.
The adaptation of our culinary and cultural habits to the requirements of the planet is already underway. Revamped ways of growing and processing food in the city are key.
Digital technology, additive manufacturing and biodesign are driving a revolution that concerns humans and their environment.
Also in this issue
Design on the verge of research
The Responsive Environments and Artifacts Lab (REAL) at the Harvard Graduate School of Design studies and designs the built environment through technologically augmented experiences. Text by Allen Sadegh and Stefano Andreani
Research must work toward the expansion and transformation of experience and consciousness that our cognitive and sensory biological endowments are so rich in, and move past the concept of our need for neurological stimulation. Text by Sanford Kwinter
A concrete type of magic
Initially a military perquisite, then used for video games, and now in retinal display, augmented reality is increasingly strategic for technology giants and designers alike. Text by Stefania Garassini
Jodi Goldstein. Fostering innovation
Sharing knowledge and acquiring new perspectives are key points of innovation Jodi Goldstein, interviewed by Harvard Real Lab
Nano, micro, macro. Multiscale material design
Designers are realising that their skills complement scientific methods, allowing them to help scientific work to advance towards innovation for the built environment. Text by Martin Bechthold Joanna Aizenberg
Revolution is a system
Not technology will change the shape of cities, but any invention that creates a new way of using urban space, that modifies the nature of the urban experience. Antoine Picon interviewed by Harvard Real Lab
Pulsus, New York City e Cambridge, Massachusetts 2017, di Invivia + Responsive Environments e Artifacts Lab, Harvard University