The idea reviews “invisible” extractivism in greenhouse urbanization under ecological masquerade. An online visual archive aims to collect the images and stories of climate control, environmental transformation, and labor appropriation during the photosynthetic colonization. The greenhouse has been rarely studied as an architectural typology, and greenhouse urbanization has been less mentioned as a form of urbanism. Yet this investigation of these “invisible landscapes” would provide us new perspectives of human interaction, intervention, and invasion into nature, and they also reflect the romanticized ecological conspiracy in political, economic, and anthropological realms.
Authors: Uncertainty Network Office
Video by Uncertainty Network Office (Authors: SiqiDing, Xiaoyang Fang, Yuanpei Zhuang)
Cast: Xiaoyang Fang, Siqi Ding, Yuanpei Zhuang
All videos and images for illustrative purposes only.
Location: New York City, USA
Uncertainty Network Office (“UN-Office”) is an unofficial, unlicensed and unprofitable group of architects, urban designers & artists. UN-Office was founded by Xiaoyang Fang in 2017. We call ourselves an office while it’s more like a community. “An” and “Un-” is not only a pun but also conveys our focus on duality, contradiction, complication and ambiguity in architecture, art, urban and humanity.