SPRING 2007 Lecture Series: Deflation
Scholars and practitioners approach widespread urbanization with an array of techniques for processing the complex natural, urban, and hybrid systems of infrastructure and landscape they face. These tools can be spatial, social, financial, historical, or ecological, with each researcher redefining possible methods of intervention as they confront an increasingly globalized and decentralized world.
This series of lectures will address: resuscitating degraded landscapes, provoking exchanges across borders of conceptual fields, and capturing techniques for identifying pressure points in the complicated world of global economics and shifting ecologies. Confronted by a series of extraordinary events, each discipline struggles to redefine itself under the uncomfortable, yet prevalent, condition of deflation.
Princeton University School of Architecture