Histories of Ecological Design: An Unfinished Cyclopedia by Lydia Kallipoliti

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Histories of Ecological Design: An Unfinished Cyclopedia.
Dimensions / Pages
Number of pages.- 280.
Size.- 17 x 23,5 cm (6,69 x 9,25 in).
Publishing house
Research Assistants
Foivos Geralis, Emily Klein.
Graphic Design
Post-Spectacular Office.
Youngbin Shin.
Copy editing
Irina Oryshkevich.
Angela Kay Bunning.
Printing and binding
Graphiques Jou, Barcelona.
January 2024.
Printed in Europe.
English 978-1-63840-073-8.
€35 ($39.95; £35).

Lydia Kallipoliti

ANAcycle is the design and writing studio of Lydia Kallipoliti, an award-winning architect, engineer, scholar, and curator and an Assistant Professor at the Cooper Union in New York. Prior to Cooper Union, Kallipoliti was an Assistant Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where she directed the MSArch Program, an Assistant Professor at Syracuse University, and an Assistant Professor Adjunct at Columbia University [GSAPP], and at the Cooper Union, where she served as a Senior Associate at the Institute for Sustainable Design, and as the Feltman Chair in Lighting. Her research focuses on the intersections of architecture, technology, and environmental politics and more particularly on recycling material experiments, theories of waste and reuse, as well as closed and self-reliant systems and urban environments.

Her research on the intersection of cybernetic and ecological theories is presented in a variety of media including online digital platforms, lexicons, databases and archives, exhibitions, and holographic animations, with the scope of engaging a wide audience in what she calls ‘immersive scholarship.’ Her work on ecological design is widely recognized.

Kallipoliti is the recipient of several awards including a silver medal in the W3 international awards for digital innovation in environmental awareness, an honor at the 14th Webby Awards from the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, Grants from the Graham Foundation, an Honorable Mention from the Shenzhen Biennale, the Marvin E. Goody award for the creative use of materials, a Fulbright scholarship, the Lawrence Anderson Award for the creative documentation of architectural history, the Benjamin Menschel Faculty Grant, the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship and the High Meadows Sustainability Fund. Recently, she was recognized as a Leading Innovator in Sustainable Design in BUILD’s 2019, 2020, and 2021 Design & Build Awards and was a Winner in the Best of Design Awards from the Architect's Newspaper.

Her work has been published internationally in magazines and books including Log, Architectural Design, Praxis: Journal of Building + Writing, Domus, Volume, ArchPlus, Future Anterior, The Cornell Journal of Architecture, Thresholds, 306090, Pidgin, TJE, Architecture in Greece, Buildings and Landscapes, The Journal of Architectural Education and several edited books. Her work has also been exhibited in several international venues including the Venice Biennial, the Istanbul Design Biennial, the Shenzhen Biennial, the Oslo Architectural Trienalle, the London Design Museum, and the Royal Academy of British Architects.

Kallipoliti is the author of the online book History of Ecological Design for Oxford English Encyclopedia of Environmental Science (2017), the editor of “EcoRedux” -a special issue of Architectural Design magazine (AD, 2011)- and the author of the book The Architecture of Closed Worlds, Or, What is the Power of Shit (Lars Muller Publishers/Storefront for Art and Architecture, 2018), which was a finalist for the Cornish Family Prize among all publications in design, art, and architecture in 2018 by the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne. “Closed Worlds” was also an exhibition originally commissioned by the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York and traveled to the WUHO Gallery in Los Angeles and the University of Technology Sydney Art Gallery. It was reviewed by Wired, Dissegno Daily, Abitare, The Observer, ViCE, Archinect, and the Architect’s Newspaper and was the recipient of ACSA’s annual award for Creative Achievement in 2017. In 2020, she was appointed Curator (with Areti Markopoulou) of the 2022 Tallinn Biennale with the theme "Edible, Or, The Architecture of Metabolism."

Kallipoliti holds a Diploma in Architecture and Engineering from A.U.Th in Greece, an SMArchS in design and building technology from M.I.T, as well as a Master of Arts and a Ph.D. from Princeton University.



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