Forum on The Infrastructural City

Over the next few months F.A.D. will be participating in the on-line forum and open discussion of the text: The Infrastructural City: Networked Ecologies in Los Angeles. Conceived and coordinated by mammoth, the ‘book-club’ experiment will be structured around a one-by-one discussion of the diverse collection of essays in the Infrastructural City.  Given the scope of theoretical and physical terrain covered in these chapters, we hope the discussion will offer a similar creative fecundity.

The discussion doesn’t get going until late in April, providing plenty of time to read (or re-read the book) and begin ruminations.


  1. Was just re-reading the second chapter (on Flood Control Freakologies) last night — if you haven’t checked it out yet, I think you are going to love it — or, at least, want to talk about it. Whether you agree with the case it’s making or not, it’s one of the most explicit cases for a non-bucolic landscape architecture I’ve encountered, which immediately reminded me of your recent posts on accelerated and decelerated landscapes.

  2. Yeah – I love that chapter, as well as Fletcher’s work on the LA River Revitalization Master Plan. I think that river (or concrete channel, canal, wastewater treatment slough, or whatever one thinks of it in its current state) is a provocative example of both tendencies, as well as all sorts of other interesting things (….to be continued….).

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