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The Architecture of Closed Worlds: Or, What Is the Power of Shit?, by Lydia Kallipoliti

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Join us at Archinect Outpost on March 6th, from 7-9pm to host Lydia Kallipoliti and her newest book, The Architecture of Closed Worlds: Or, What Is the Power of Shit? Published by Lars Müller Publishers and Storefront for Art and Architecture, the book accompanied an eponymous exhibition surveying 37 brilliant and unusual prototypes for self-sustaining physical environments, including those from Buckminster Fuller, Jacques Cousteau and Walt Disney

Buckminster Fuller's Geoscope, one of the 37 prototypes in The Architecture of Closed Worlds: Or, What Is the Power of Shit?

Buckminster Fuller's Geoscope, one of the 37 prototypes in The Architecture of Closed Worlds: Or, What Is the Power of Shit?

Kallipoliti will provide a lecture, followed by a book signing. RSVP here. The book can be preordered here.

West Edmonton Mall, one of the 37 prototypes in The Architecture of Closed Worlds: Or, What Is the Power of Shit?

West Edmonton Mall, one of the 37 prototypes in The Architecture of Closed Worlds: Or, What Is the Power of Shit?

Lydia Kallipoliti is an architect, engineer and scholar. She holds a Diploma in Architecture and Engineering from A.U.Th in Greece, a SMArchS in design and building technology from M.I.T, as well as a Master of Arts and a PhD from Princeton University.  Prior to teaching at RPI, Kallipoliti was an Assistant Professor at Syracuse University and an Assistant Professor Adjunct at Columbia University [GSAPP] and at the Cooper Union, where she also served as a Senior Associate at the Institute for Sustainable Design, and as the Feltman Chair in Lighting leading an off-grid lighting installation for New Museum’s Ideas City Festival and the World Science Festival in New York.  Her research focuses on the intersections of architecture, technology and environmental politics and more particularly on recycling material experiments, theories of waste and reuse, as well as closed and self-reliant systems and urban environments.

Biosphere II, one of the 37 prototypes in The Architecture of Closed Worlds: Or, What Is the Power of Shit?

Biosphere II, one of the 37 prototypes in The Architecture of Closed Worlds: Or, What Is the Power of Shit?

Located in the Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles, Archinect Outpost offers a curated collection of small-run, independently published monographs, design objects, apparel, architecture publications and Brutal Coffee, Archinect's new line of seasonally rotating, single-origin coffee beans. We have also hosted events for Neil Denari, Jose Sanchez and other noteworthy publications. 

Kallipoliti will provide a lecture, followed by a book signing. RSVP here. The book can be preordered here.

We hope to see you there!

Archinect Outpost. Photo by Hans Koesters

Archinect Outpost. Photo by Hans Koesters