Guest Lecture
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Territorial Design in Histories, Theories, and Projects

Multispecies WorldbuildingFeifei Zhou

Humans did not produce the Anthropocene alone—the world we live in is a result of complex histories of multispecies interactions. Our built environments are shifting the rhythms and cycles of both humans and nonhumans (though unevenly), and such (non)human responses to the built environment are critical for us to acknowledge and comprehend through ecological studies. Multispecies perspectives are essential.

Through combining narrative-based illustrations and critical spatial analysis, this lecture will present how visual representations work with scientific discoveries in order to offer a new approaches in spatial studies. Using multi-scalar, cross-chronological, and trans-regional methods of mapping and narrative forming, these drawings aim to show possibilities of transdisciplinary efforts in illuminating socio-spatial and ecological patterns and injustices.

FEIFEI ZHOU is a Chinese-born artist and architect. She was a guest researcher at Aarhus University Research on the Anthropocene (AURA), during which she co-edited the digital publication Feral Atlas: The More-than-Human Anthropocene (Stanford University Press, 2020) with anthropologists Anna Tsing, Jennifer Deger, and Alder Keleman Saxena. Her work explores spatial, cultural, and ecological impacts of the industrialised built environment. She currently teaches MA and BA Architecture at Central Saint Martins, London.