1111 8th Street, San Francisco
Digital Craft Lab (2nd Floor, Studio S1)
Seth Denizen, Alexander Arroyo, and Eliza McCullough of Scapegoat will present the newly launched Scapegoat 11: LIFE, which revisits the old western metaphysical distinction between life and non-life—the living and the non-living—that lies within the new rationalist core of architectural modernity. This distinction has increasingly become a site of political struggle in the built environment, linking struggles over reproductive rights, environmental justice, climate change, archaeology, and urban design.
The LIFE issue documents evidence of architecture’s ongoing metaphysical work in the use of architectural building codes as a tool to limit women’s reproductive choices in Texas, the US military’s conversion of the Aleutian archipelago into its own private radiation sensor, the management of racialized ghosts in Indonesian squatter settlements, the rise of neo-vitalist urbansim in Europe, and the introduction of the logic of automation into burial practices in Tokyo.