South Designs for Planetary Futures: "Rural Futurisms x Gemane Barnes"
What is the future of the rural when sustainability agendas in the Global South are predominantly focused on cities and urbanization? The “Rural Futurisms” project team will showcase their work with a village community on the rural border of South Africa and Botswana. Working with clay and mycelium, their project fosters the intergenerational transmission of crafts and community design. In conversation with award-winning designer Germane Barnes, whose practice examines architecture’s social and political agency through historical research and design speculation, they will articulate an approach to ecological design and planetary futures rooted in rural materiality.
Part of the Critical Urbanisms lecture series "South Designs: Planetary Futures", an eight-month series of discussions reflecting on how design, thought and practiced from the South, forges planetary futures.
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