Interdisciplinary Research Program – TUDelft Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment
Aesthetics and Politics of Logistics
Publication alongside ‘The Port and the Fall of Icarus’ within the context of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition — La Biennale di Venezia 2018

Hamed Khosravi
Taneha Kuzniecow Bacchin
Filippo LaFleur

Neeraj Bhatia
Miles Gertler
Carola Hein
Jesse LeCavalier
Francesco Marullo
Han Meyer
Baktash Sarang Javanbakht
Giovanna Silva
Lóránt Tavasszy
Alberto Toscano
Maria Chiara Tosi
Paola Viganò
Guido Zucconi

Graphic design

Humboldt Books

Gratitude to
Port of Venice, Port Authority

Paperback, 128 pages, 17 x 24 cm
ISBN 9788899385682

The architecture of logistics is profoundly political. It measures, maps, and modulates the terrain through its projection of power-relations onto the topography. It creates spatial networks that are constituted through the circulation of capital and calibrated to meet the requirements for security and risk management. Such a direct translation of risk factors and economic values into a spatial configuration inevitably produces a territory that is alienated from both the natural topography and forms of labor. The book is an inquiry into the nature of changing paradigms in logistics. It aims to offer a cross-disciplinary platform for an exchange of ideas among artists, architects, historians, philosophers, engineers, and planners. We believe that it is only through cultivating a common imaginary that we will be able to know, resist, and effectively work against and from within the logistical system that shapes our lives, territories, and cities.

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