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Exploring new concepts of the relationship between form and function while thinking through object-oriented ontology (OOO), Graham Harman (ARCHITECTURE AND OBJECTS) deepens the exchange between architecture and philosophy, providing a new roadmap to OOO’s influence on the language and practice of contemporary architecture.

Show Notes

Exploring new concepts of the relationship between form and function while thinking through object-oriented ontology (OOO), Graham Harman (ARCHITECTURE AND OBJECTS) deepens the exchange between architecture and philosophy, providing a new roadmap to OOO’s influence on the language and practice of contemporary architecture.

Art after Nature is a series from University of Minnesota Press that engages with the politics and contradictions of the Anthropocene. Each volume aims to provide the opportunity to creatively engage with new and alternative discourses at the intersection of art, science, and philosophy. More: z.umn.edu/artafternature.



Graham Harman is distinguished professor of philosophy at the Southern California Institute of Architecture, Los Angeles, and author of many books, including Architecture and Objects; Speculative Realism; and Object-Oriented Ontology: A New Theory of Everything.


Dr. Giovanni Aloi is an author, educator, and curator specializing in the representation of nature and the environment in art. Aloi is editor-in-chief of Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture.


Caroline Picard is a writer, cartoonist, curator, and executive director of Green Lantern Press.



Episode references:
Object-oriented ontology (OOO)
Bruno Latour
Martin Heidegger
Jacques Derrida
Gilles Deleuze
David Ruy
Aristotle
Immanuel Kant
Clement Greenberg
Joanna Malinowska (exhibit, Time of Guerrilla Metaphysics)
Edmund Husserl
Michael Fried
Aldo Rossi
Jeffrey Kipnis
Michael Young (Young & Ayata)
Mark Foster Gage 
Tom Wiscombe
Marcel Duchamp

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