Edited by Sébastien Marot with the contribution of Matthieu Calame and illustrations of Martin Etienne
Design: Marco Balesteros (Letra)
1st edition, 2019
Format: 13 x 21.2 cm, 216 pages, color and black and white illustrations and photos from various authors
Print run: 1800
With the support of Observatoire de la Condition Suburbaine (OCS), Research Lab of the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de la Ville et des Territoirs in Paris-Est
Providing a rear-view mirror onto the parallel evolutions of agriculture, architecture and urbanism in the past centuries, its core hypothesis is that permaculture, which drew on vernacular and agrarian practices, and was framed 40 years ago as a design approach to the building and maintenance of resilient agro systems in times of energy descent, could deeply inspire architecture and landscape design today, and lead them into a new – and much urgently needed – “poetics of reason”.
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