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Way Beyond Bigness: The Need for a Watershed Architecture

Author/EditorHoeferlin, ,Derek (Author)
Publisher: Oro Editions
ISBN: 9781940743592
Pub Date09/11/2023
BindingPaperback
Pages596
Dimensions (mm)229(h) * 152(w) * 34(d)
Way Beyond Bigness is a design-research project that studies the Mekong, Mississippi and Rhine river basins, with particular focus on multi-scaled, water-based infrastructural transformation.
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Way Beyond Bigness is a design-research project that studies the Mekong, Mississippi and Rhine river basins, with particular focus on multi-scaled, water-based infrastructural transformation. The book proposes a simple, adaptive framework that utilizes a three-part, integrative design-research methodology, structured as: Appreciate + Analyze, Speculate + Synthesize, and Collaborate + Catalyze. To do such, Way Beyond Bigness realigns watersheds and architecture across multiple: scales (site to river basin), disciplines (ecologists to economists), narratives (hyperbolic to pragmatic), and venues (academic to professional). The research critiques and recasts Oxford Dictionary's two very different definitions for a "watershed" 1) "An area or ridge of land that separates waters flowing to different rivers, basins, or seas" and 2) "An event or period marking a turning point in a situation in a course of action or state of affairs" and its two very different definitions for "architecture" 1) "The art or practice of designing and constructing buildings" and 2) "the complex or carefully designed structure of something." The book highlights the author's comprehensive work of over more than a decade, including in depth field research across the Mekong, Mississippi and Rhine, along with a diverse body of academic and professional collaborations, ranging from the speculative to the community-based.

Way Beyond Bigness is a design-research project that studies the Mekong, Mississippi and Rhine river basins, with particular focus on multi-scaled, water-based infrastructural transformation. The book proposes a simple, adaptive framework that utilizes a three-part, integrative design-research methodology, structured as: Appreciate + Analyze, Speculate + Synthesize, and Collaborate + Catalyze. To do such, Way Beyond Bigness realigns watersheds and architecture across multiple: scales (site to river basin), disciplines (ecologists to economists), narratives (hyperbolic to pragmatic), and venues (academic to professional). The research critiques and recasts Oxford Dictionary's two very different definitions for a "watershed" 1) "An area or ridge of land that separates waters flowing to different rivers, basins, or seas" and 2) "An event or period marking a turning point in a situation in a course of action or state of affairs" and its two very different definitions for "architecture" 1) "The art or practice of designing and constructing buildings" and 2) "the complex or carefully designed structure of something." The book highlights the author's comprehensive work of over more than a decade, including in depth field research across the Mekong, Mississippi and Rhine, along with a diverse body of academic and professional collaborations, ranging from the speculative to the community-based.

Derek Hoeferlin, AIA is principal of [dhd] derek hoeferlin design, an award-winning, trans-scalar architecture and design practice based in St. Louis. He is an associate professor at Washington University in St. Louis, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate level multi-disciplinary approaches to architecture.

Foreword (Margarita Jover) / 8 Acknowledgements / 12 Introduction Bigness, Katrina, Conflict, Hybridity & Audience / 18 Backstory "from Times Beach..." / 32 Definintions Watershed, Architecture & Way Beyond Bigness / 44 Appreciate + Analyze [A+A] / 53 Description (Anthony Acciavatti) / 55 Why the Mississippi, Mekong, & Rhine? / 62 Who Manages the River Basins? / 66 Mississippi, Mekong, and Rhine River Basin Atlas / 84 (with Jess Vanecek, Paul Wu, Chenyu Zhang) Mississippi River Basin & the World / 86 Missouri River Basin / 96 Erasure (Kees Lokman) / 121 Scar (Meghan Kirkwood) / 132 Upper Mississippi, Ohio, & Tennessee River Basins / 144 Reconnection (Chuck Theiling) / 169 Depth (Jesse Vogler) / 183 Between (Jennifer Colten) / 196 Above (with Jess Vanecek) / 199 Lower Mississippi & Arkansas-White-Red River Basins / 202 Splitting (Forbes Lipschitz & Justine Holzman) / 227 Shifting (Alex Kolker) / 239 Mekong River Basin & the World / 250 Development (Dorothy Tang) / 260 Balance (Palakorn Chanbanyong & Simon Krohn) / 344 Adapt (Shelby Elizabeth Doyle) / 355 Monitor (Duong Van Ni) / 366 Rhine River Basin & the World / 378 Transform (Han Meyer) / 388 Revive (Robbert de Koning & Dale Morris) / 451 Speculate + Synthesize [S+S] /469 Context (Ian Caine) / 471 from the Big Six to the Birds Foot / 487 (with Jonathan Stitelman, Allison Mendez, L. Irene Compadre & Chad Fisk) from the Third Pole to the Nine Dragons / 500 (with Jess Vanecek & Rob Birch) from the Rheinquelle to the Leo Hollandicus / 518 (with Jess Vanecek, Paul Wu, & Han Meyer) Collaborate + Catalyze [C+C] / 525 Advocacy (Neeraj Bhatia) / 527 Public Lab River Rat Pack / 539 (with Washington University in St. Louis) Flood-Fight-Fail / 552 Territories-Watersheds-Infrastructures / 557 (with Washington University in St. Louis) Tracing Our Mississippi / 584 (with Washington University in St. Louis) Afterword "...to Quarantine Island" ("Big Muddy" Mike Clark) / 589

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