“If it could be said by Roland Barthes, in 1973, that in matters of textual interpretation “everything signifies ceaselessly and several times” today’s organizational agendas demand instead that everything circulates ceaselessly and productively. What typically remains unreflected upon, however, are the ways in which the metabolic, and its kindred keywords and concepts, are themselves circulated—discursively, textually, and institutionally, in countless essays, books, course titles, and symposia—and the consequences of all of this in terms of what design does and what it means.”

From my essay ‘Nature is the Dummy: Circulations of the Metabolic’, originally published in New Geographies 6: Grounding Metabolism. You can read the complete text here:12_Spencer CS FINAL 2014.06.02 1117


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