Architecture After the House: A Commitment to Sustainable Practice

  • Teresa Hoskyns (Speaker)
  • Tordis Berstrand (Speaker)
  • Amir Djalali (Speaker)
  • Glen Wash Ivanovic (Speaker)
  • Westermann, C. (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationPresentation at conference/workshop/seminar


As the world has been experiencing a prolonged state of crisis, it has become increasingly evident that the problems of the Anthropocene cannot be effectively addressed from ontological perspectives that emphasise the boundaries of categories and prioritise the static over the dynamic. Technological fixes are short-term solutions, not effectively addressing any crisis. Solutionism obfuscates the problems that need to be addressed. Like in many other fields, the practice of architecture has embraced technical approaches that constitute a reduction of the possibilities of technology as a means to ecological practice and thereby has contributed to an amplification of the problems of the Anthropocene. In a radical reversal of conceptualising the problems, we suggest thinking architecture after the house, beyond the authored edifice, and refocusing the discourse on transformation and dynamic relations that include aesthetic experiences and enact ethical concerns. 

CRAC, a collective of scholars, architects, and artists engaging in research on contemporary architectural issues and knowledge exchange that situates China within an unfolding global narrative, proposes a cross-cultural approach to architecture after the house, including a re-evaluation of Eastern traditions.
Period5 Jul 2023
Event titleTowards an Architectural Theory for Sustainability
Event typeConference
LocationLancaster, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • zoetology
  • relational practice
  • architecture
  • design
  • post-Anthropocene