|Energy and design are currently imprisoned within a narrow framework of commonplaces, moral mediocrity, and outright error.
Yet the platitudes that ensue from it continue to claim the attention of both the discipline and the fields of urbanism and
The book’s hope is to foster a new ethos in design methods and new directions for practice that address the actual capacities
and behaviors of the world we live in. Through a variety of short texts on subjects from the history of the sciences and philosophies
of energy, as well as an array of examples of current work and historical phenomena, this book positions energy not as an
ameliorating appendage but as a central instigator of radical, di cult and sometimes deliriously inventive new modes of practice
and thought for current and future generations of students.
With contributions by: Michelle Addington, Pierre Belanger, Luis Bettencourt, Manuel De Landa, Nicholas De Monchaux, John
May, Olafur Eliasson, Mark Waisiuta, Iñaki Ábalos, Sanford Kwinter and Kiel Moe.