ECOCORE: The G ( ) D IssueAlessandro Bava
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Chicago, Illinois 60610
ECOCORE is a biannual zine that aims to edit the identity of ecology from the point of view of architecture and art. Its mission is to promote creative agency toward the proposition of future alternatives to the current global environmental bankruptcy. The zine operates as a point of intervention, assembling leading creative and theoretical voices across a range of mediums to discuss nature and the environment, as well as the problematic relationship between architecture and natural ecosystems. Concerns regarding human agency within nature are central to the publication's discussion, motivated by environmentalism's struggling project for sustainability. ECOCORE hopes to offer a forum for thought and expression regarding the co-evolution of human economies and ecosystems within creative practices.
Alessandro Bava is an architect, editor, and artist. His work focuses on the relationship between architectural form and technology. He is the founder of Bava and Sons, an architecture practice working on residential projects, cultural commissions, and research. In December 2014, the office realized an exhibition environment for the Google Cultural Institute residency program in Paris, presented at the Cartier Foundation. Bava is also editor and founder of the ecology zine ECOCORE, which has recently guest edited the “Disaster” issue for DIS magazine. He is cofounder of the AIRBNB Pavilion, an art collective which explores the complex, post-internet evolution of domesticity and the home. The collective has exhibited internationally, at including Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation in Turin and the Swiss Institute New York. Bava recently published a book of architecture and poetry with the poet Harry Burke (Version House, 2014), and is the recipient of the 2015 Re Rebaudengo Serpentine Grant for emerging talent.
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