Taking The Country’s Side, Agriculture and Architecture

Adam Caruso contributes a review of Sébastien Marot's 'Taking The Country’s Side, Agriculture and Architecture' to Drawing Matter.

The book was formed from themes and ideas presented at the 2019 Lisbon Architecture Triennale. There Sébastien Marot gave a talk that discussed his work on the countryside, in relation to Rem Koolhaas’s Guggenheim exhibition, 'Countryside, The Future'.

Caruso explores the way Marot has approached architecture and agriculture's existence in the Anthropocene; offering similaritites and differences to Koolhaas's approach. Gathering an understanding of the future Marot believes we should aim towards; one of permaculture, through incorporation, negotiation, infiltration, and secession.

Photo © Trienal de Lisboa

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