NIGHT WHITE SKIES
W/ Sean Lally
A podcast about architecture's future,
as both Earth's environment & our human bodies are now open for design.
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'The Rule of Logistics'
Designer, writer, and educator. Author of The Rule of Logistics: Walmart and the Architecture of Fulfillment (University of Minnesota Press, 2016) Assistant professor of architecture at the New Jersey School of Architecture at NJIT
'Cedric Price's Influence'
Designer, Writer, Speaker, and Professor. Author of the forthcoming book Architectural Intelligence: How Designers, Tinkerers, and Architects Created the Digital Landscape (MIT Press, Fall 2017
Associate Professor in Landscape Architectural Technology | Director of Master of Landscape Architecture Program | Mdes Technology Area Co-Coordinator | Responsive Environments and Artifacts Lab / Harvard Graduate School of Design
Sean Lally is the founder of the design office Weathers. Sean Lally’s work is a synthesis of two intense pressures on society today: humanity’s manipulation of the environment and the bio engineering of the human body. The first is changing the makeup of the physical spaces we occupy and the second, the very body that perceives that space. Lally’s work with Weathers are experiments that report on potential futures ahead, ones that do not fall along the false dichotomy presented in the media that earth can only be preserved or destroyed. The work instead embraces the belief that for humanity to live sustainably and responsibly, earth’s environments, as well as the human body, will just have to artificially evolve together. Lally’s work speculates on the shapes and aesthetics of space including the social and political dynamics that will emerge when both the design of the environment and the human body are recognized as necessarily elastic for humanity to move forward.
Lally received his Bachelors degree in Landscape Architecture from UMASS Amherst, his Masters in Architecture from UCLA and is a tenured associate professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago in the School of Architecture. Lally is the author of the The Air from Other Planets: A Brief History of Architecture to Come and recipient of the Prince Charitable Trusts Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome in Landscape Architecture.