This blog functions as a platform for thinking out loud on the evasive concept of ‘sustainability’. The exchange of information on the blog functions as runway kickstarted by Volume and Abitare at the Venice Biennale 2008. Each magazine draws from its own experience and visions in an attempt to reassess what is at stake.

VOLUME presents After Zero – architecture not inspired by the fear of tsunamis or Katrinas, but by the thought that a sustainable urban future depends on responsible design today. After Zero is about architecture beyond realising standards as carbon neutral or zero emission, thus architecture conditioned by an understanding of the relation between (wo)man and environment. VOLUME’s first focus in issue 18 will be the post-capitalist city and the role of urban agriculture.

ABITARE presents the Sustainable Dystopias installation, supported by Abitare and designed by BoeriStudio for the Italy Pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennale. The Abitare installation, which explores new perspectives on nature and the city. The exhibition’s three bookstore cubes bring together material around the three radical dystopias currently emerging from the issue of sustainability: Cultivating the city, City of animals, Nature made technological.


  1. Bill Hawthorne

    Dear Sustainability Reloaded,

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    Bill Hawthorne
    bhawthorne@maacenter.org
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