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‘Rachel Armstrong talks to Danielle Rago’

Reimagining the city while challenging traditional architectural conventions, British scientist and architect Rachel Armstrong has invented a new practice that aligns our contemporary cities with evolving ecosystems typically found in nature. Armstrong’s book, Living Architecture: How Synthetic Biology Can Remake Our Cities and Reshape Our Lives explores the city of the future as much as the contemporary city. Examining and reconsidering how to achieve truly sustainable development for the built environment, Armstrong looks to biology as well as current practice to form the basis of her compelling argument for a city that is activated by living architectural systems – one of the defining characteristics of contemporary culture.

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