New article by Maroš Krivý and Matthew Gandy, “Zany beetroot”

Maroš Krivý

Maroš Krivý has published “Zany beetroot: architecture, autopoiesis, and the spatial formations of late capital” in Environment and Planning D: Society and Space

The article, co-authored with Matthew Gandy, explores the influence of biomimicry on late-modern urbanism spanning architecture, design, and the conceptual parameters of urban theory. Drawing on Sianne Ngai‘s theory of the “zany,” we explore the changing relationship between aesthetic categories and critical theory in the urban arena. It is argued that aesthetic motifs derived from nature, including various forms of organicist architecture, are being effectively recycled under the aegis of late capital. The open-access article is available here. The research was partly supported by the EC Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme.

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