Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley (eds.)

Are We Human?
The Design of the Species

2 Seconds, 2 Days, 2 Years, 200 Years, 200,000 Years

This kaleidoscopic book documents the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial curated by Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley in the words of the curators and all the participants, starting with the polemical Biennial Manifesto that launched the project. A remarkable galaxy of designers, architects, artists, historians, theorists, film makers, archaeologists, choreographers, scientists, labs, institutes, and NGOs challenge the self-image of our species. Are We Human? is an urgent question when design has gone viral, infusing every dimension of human and non-human life. Design now encrusts the whole Earth as a living geological layer going deep into the ground, into outer space, bodies, brains, and genes. This book dramatically rethinks design in the face of a planet and a species in unprecedented crisis rebooting the conversation on design.

Edited by Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley, Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts for the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial
Design: Özge Güven

16,5 × 24 cm, 6 ½ × 9 ½ in
576 pages, 904 illustrations
2016, 978-3-03778-512-6, English
Out of Print