SLUM LAB 06 // LAST ROUND ECOLOGY
SLUM Lab Issue 6 - Last Round Ecology - brings together experts in the fields of architecture, urban design, landscape design, ecology, history, and sociology along with research and design projects from students at various institutions to explore the relationship between cities, design, and ecology. This issue has a global reach that examines alternative urban futures through both disciplinary and institutional diversity. Topics range from Critical Mapping to Infrastructure to Territorial Ecology and attempt to frame an expanded and deepened discourse on ecology through both projects and essays.
Editors: Alfredo Brillembourg (Columbia-ETH Zurich), Denise Hoffman Brandt (CCNY), Hubert Klumpner (Columbia-ETH Zurich)
Associate Editor: Julia Farr (CCNY)
Coordinators: Kjirsten Alexander (CCNY), Marielly Casanova (Columbia-ETH Zurich), Michael Contento (ETH Zurich), Allison Schwartz (Columbia), Lindsey Sherman (ETH Zurich)
Design: Paperwhite, NY
Special Thanks: We would like to thank all of the contributors to this publication. Columbia GSAPP, Mark Wigley and David Hinkle, for sponsoring studio travel to Brasil. Also to the Institute for Urban Design and Van Alen Institute for hosting the launch event as part of the Institute’s Design Week festivities. SEHAB, Elisabete França, and Maria Teresa Deniz, for generous support in the studio’s travel in São Paulo. Also special thanks to Isaac Gertman, Laureen Moyal and Mike Tully of Paperwhite for providing the smashing graphic design of this publication.
Front Cover: Based on a photograph by Neil Leifer for Sports Illustrated of the rematch of Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston, May 25, 1965.
Frontispiece: Charlie Koolhaas, www.charliekoolhaas.com
Back Cover: Denise Hoffman Brandt
SLUM Lab magazine is a nomadic enterprise, bringing together architects, urban designers, academics, and students from all areas of the globe to work toward an understanding of the link between architecture, urban design, poverty alleviation, and sustainable urban development. Initially, the magazine dealt mainly with the theme of slums and informal settlements. However, over the course of numerous publications, SLUM Lab has grown to address a wide variety of global urban themes. Since its first edition, SLUM Lab has proven to be both provocative and popular. Knowledge sharing has always been a core aspect of the magazine, and many leading urban specialists from around the world have engaged in a collaboration with the publication.
SLUM Lab was founded by Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner at Columbia University in New York and is now part of their curriculum at the ETH Zürich.