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Part-time lecturer Dr. Etienne Turpin publishes research on Biosynthetics in Volume 35

In the recent issue of Volume - 35 - "Everything Under Control," Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning part-time lecturer Dr. Etienne Turpin explores the history of biosynthetic production and its relation to the architectural imagination.

From the editor:
In flipping through the future shock images of biosynthetic speculation, it's easy to miss the historical trajectory to which biosynthetic practices belong. Etienne Turpin takes a look at the long twentieth century of 'bubble-expanding' invention and the underlying drive to maintain our sphere of seven billion people, in order to understand this trajectory. He regards proto-biosynthetic techniques like the Haber-Bosch process, which produced the agrarian revolution by synthetically introducing ammonia-based fertilizer to farm Felds, as a key to understanding the dynamics of living in this brave new biosynthetic world.

The piece also features work by Taubman College M.Arch. student Danielle McDonough, MArch and MS_DR graduate Sara Dean, and Assistant Professor Meredith Miller.

Read more about the world under control here: archis.org/publications/volume-35-everything-under-control/

Apr 5, 2013

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