The waste products of a human body’s digestive system are connected to numerous treatment systems that allow it to be reincorporated into a wider ecological system; to continue circulating. The waste products of buildings, however, rarely do. In exceptional cases, the landfills to which most former buildings are destined become new land. But thinking what it would mean to build system capable of treating the food and the waste of a city itself—its building—would entail nothing short of radically rethinking what it means to build a city as such.

Digestion is a collaboration between e-flux Architecture and the 2022 Tallinn Architecture Biennale, supported by the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC), the Estonian Museum of Architecture, and Friendship Products.

 

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Mae-ling Lokko
Hot, moist air has long been a powerful, yet largely invisible, working fluid in the colonial and modern enterprise. Processes of air conditioning...
Lindsey Wikstrom
Nothing comes from nothing. —Parmenides (475 BCE) Early this year, a gold coin collection was unearthed in Hungary depicting the face...
Any house is a far too complicated, clumsy, fussy, mechanical counterfeit of the human body… The whole interior is a kind of stomach that...
Nick Axel, Nikolaus Hirsch, Lydia Kallipoliti, and Areti Markopoulou
Digestion is a collaboration between e-flux Architecture and the 2022 Tallinn Architecture Biennale, curated by Lydia Kallipoliti and Areti...
Category
Architecture, Nature & Ecology, Urbanism
Subject
Agriculture, Sustainability, Food & Cooking, Environment, Infrastructure

Digestion is a collaboration between e-flux Architecture and the 2022 Tallinn Architecture Biennale, supported by the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC), the Estonian Museum of Architecture, and Friendship Products.

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