Doug Jackson is an architect whose work examines new conditions of formal, spatial, and experiential agency occasioned by the dynamic spatial realities of contemporary networks and ecologies. He is the editor of SOUPERgreen! Souped-Up Green Architecture, published by Actar in 2017, for which he was also awarded a grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.
SOUPERgreen!—Souped Up Green Architecture makes a compelling case for reframing architecture’s approach to “environmental performance.” Featuring case study projects and critical essays, SOUPERgreen! demonstrates how architecture can stage dramatic performances of environmental engagement that profoundly alter, enhance, and transform the public’s understanding of and actions toward the environment. This work stands in sharp contrast to contemporary examples of “green” or “sustainable” architecture that rely primarily on the invisible agency of unremarkable technologies and materials to reduce resource consumption, but which do so without producing a necessary shift in the public’s perception of the environment or behavior towards it.
The SOUPERgreen SPREADS!, exhibition features selected spreads from the SOUPERgreen! book and demonstrates its orchestration of architectural design and representation, discourse, graphic design, and typography into a coherent visual and discursive argument—one that graphically reinforces the exuberance, dynamism, and dramatic spectacle of the “souped up” green architecture for which it advocates.
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