Synthetic Ecologies

Hseng Tai Lintner

Contributing authors: Stefan Svedberg

Context: In a time of Hyperobjects, the world can no longer be compartmentalised into the natural and the unnatural. The Anthropocene is growing ever more explicit as we observe excessive human agency take on planetary proportions, spawning synthetic hybrid geologies and ecologies.

Objective: To investigate the intersection of technology, energy, matter and the built environment through the notion of architecture as a constructed ecology or geology, dissolving the distinction between human and non-human systems.

Protocols: Non-linear processes that integrate material, chemical or biological behaviour with digital media and fabrication. Designs and machine instructions are not defined exclusively by formal Euclidean geometry but also by procedural methodologies and time-based phenomena.