What does the history of toxics reveal about the history of architecture, and what can the history of architecture contribute to histories of toxics? By narrating histories of materials that so often evade our consciousness, governance, and control, we can understand the corporeal, environmental, and social impacts of architecture and landscape.
In this project
Mattering Toxics and Making Toxics Matter in Architecture and Landscape Histories
Meredith TenHoor, Jessica Varner
Workers’ Bodies and Plywood Production: The Pathological Power of a Hybrid Material
Unknowing Wastelands in Noah Purifoy’s Desert Art Museum
Women in the Scrap Heap: Tetanus, Scrap Metals, and Women’s Labor in the Era of the World Wars