This issue examines how architecture, urbanism and the natural world can be aligned beyond the established frameworks of industrialization to catalyse regenerative practices that can restore the health of our living spaces and habitats. These next-generation sustainable approaches spatalise fundamental relationships between ecosystems, technologies, and culture in ways that facilitate the cyclical flow of matter within the biosphere. Changing the impacts of human development in ways that support a culture of life, architecture and the city become sites for developing mutually supportive relations between all life in the context of a changing world and the profound damage wrought by the Anthropocene. Proposals in this issue seek a diverse, experimental and varied approach towards regenerating the health of our planet’s ecosystems by designing new encounters, methods, tools, artefacts, narratives and systems across micro-, human and macroscale, which offer new insights and regenerative strategies that facilitate symbiotic relations across the living world.
Microbial technologies: Toward a regenerative architecture
Gestures for interdependence: Expanding regenerative design through spatial dramaturgies for the unseen, the unheard, and the unfelt
Synthetic biology enabling a shift from domination to partnership with natural space
Energy manifesto: Principles for regenerative architecture, arts, and design
Bioregenerative algal architectures
The seductive choreography of space: Learning regenerative design strategies from (cyborg) flowers
Ecological thinking in regenerative architecture: Relevance of abduction in ecoLogic Studio’s Deep Green research project