2022, Publication in September
Istanbul, Turkey
Alper Derinboğaz
Foreword: Luca Molinari
Guest Writer: Graham Harman
Editor: Emmy Bacharach
Assistant Editor: Emre Taş
Translation of Italian Text: Anja Visini
Design: Hazal Özkaya, Ceren Abay
Creative Direction: Furkan Temir, Hazal Özkaya
Special thanks to: Bahar Türkay, Debora Vella, Di̇lek Öztürk, Blaine Brownell, Edipcan Yıldız, Enise Burcu Derinboğaz, Laura Pedata, Loris Rossi, Nicola Cherubini, Rana Irmak Aksoy, Simona Finessi, Sinan Logie

Geospaces is an extended visual essay of ideas, images, drawings and projects that follows the work of Alper Derinboğaz over the past decade, framing an approach to architecture based on empathy with earth. Operating within a non-anthropocentric narrative, it considers the insignificance of humans in relation to earth, diverse species and post-human futures.


What if we see buildings as iterations of nature rather than artificial objects?

The book is arguing architectural history as a fragment of the long evolution of forms of habitat. The shape of the lands and the way we inhabit them are at the root of all architectural endeavours. However, the established conception of architecture is based on a hierarchy between nature and culture. Modernity and its break from the vernacular has led to a crisis of connections which we are experiencing the effects of. To move towards an architecture more in tune with earth, we need to think in continuities, looking at the emergence of natural forms, the history of human inhabitation and the future of fabrication technologies. Geospaces questions, “What if we see buildings as iterations of nature rather than artificial objects?”


Exploring architecture through the lens of evolution, Geospaces traces relationships between topography, geology, genetics, ecologies, and construction technologies, arguing that a hybrid approach to making will shape our future habitats.


Geospaces is preparing to meet its readers in September 2022 with the thematic essay by influential philosopher Graham Harman with the foreword by Italian curator-critic Luca Molinari.

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