bio-city: on the relevance of bio-computation in architecture and urban design

Claudia Pasquero

Contributing authors: Marco Poletto

Accordingly to the GFN, in 8 months, humanity has exhausts earth's budget for the year; for the remaining days we will maintain our ecological deficit. This is made possible by the existence of what we call Urbansphere, the global apparatus of contemporary urbanity, a dense network of informational, material and energetic infrastructures that sustain our demanding metabolism while offsetting the fluctuations of the natural Biosphere. We propose a model to articulate the behavior of the Urbansphere and define new terms for its sustainable co-evolution with the Biosphere. This responds to principles of biologic self-organization, and operates by embedding a numerical/computational engines onto spatial/morphological substrata.