Felicity Scott

Book launch: “Outlaw Territories: Environments of Insecurity/Architectures of Counterinsurgency”

Book launch of Outlaw Territories. Environments of Insecurity/Architectures of Counterinsurgency, by Felicity Scott

In Outlaw Territories, Felicity Scott traces the relation of architecture and urbanism to human unsettlement and territorial insecurity during the 1960s and 1970s. Investigating a set of responses to the growing urban unrest in the developed and developing worlds, Scott revisits an era when the discipline of architecture staked out a role in global environmental governance and the biopolitical management of populations. She describes architecture’s response to the displacement of persons brought on by migration, urbanization, environmental catastrophe, and warfare, and she traces architecture’s relationship to the material, environmental, psychological, and geopolitical transformations brought on by postindustrial technologies and neoliberal capitalism after World War II.

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Felicity D. Scott is Associate Professor of Architecture at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, where she directs the PhD program in architecture and codirects the program in Critical, Curatorial and Conceptual Practices in Architecture. She is the author of Architecture or Techno-utopia: Politics after Modernism (MIT Press).

Introduced and moderated by the After Belonging Agency, Chief Curators of the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016.

With support by Zone Books, organized in collaboration with OAT and DOGA.


Photo: The 1972 Hog Farm ‘Tent City’ and its architecture of ‘survival’