How can you navigate towards something when there are no fixed points, when you cannot determine your position? How do you know where to go, or even know when you have got there? We are at a threshold moment where the majority of us are still operating within old linear parameters that are defined by the idols of growth, money and the accumulation of things. The time has come to step back from a growth-governed linear interpretation of time, which defines “the future” as our prescribed destination. So how should architects respond?
The fourth volume in the Archifutures series, Thresholds – A field guide to navigating the future of architecture, investigates how architecture, traditionally considered to be a future-oriented activity, can best respond as we find ourselves on the threshold of a “post-futurist” condition where the future is not necessarily ahead of us, but everywhere and – perhaps most especially – “now”.
Nora Akawi, Arquitectura Subalterna, Jeta Bejtullahu, Florian Bengert, Filipe Estrela, Mariabruna Fabrizi, Marta Fernández Cortés, Oliver Goodhall, Nikita Gyawali, Ilirjana Haxhiaj, Ana Jeinić, Holly Lewis, Fosco Lucarelli, Brett Moore, Sara Neves, Paolo Patelli, José Tomás Pérez Valle, Pedro Pitarch, Blanca Pujals, Fiona Shipwright, Janar Siniloo, Benedikt Stoll, James Taylor‑Foster, John Thackara, Andreas Töpfer and Giuditta Vendrame