Centre for Architecture Theory Criticism History
School of Architecture

Atmospheres and Air

  • Prof. Sandra Kaji O'Grady

Peter Sloterdijk has argued that our relationship to air changed fundamentally with the gas wars of the early twentieth century and the advent of the air-conditioned building. This research project will draw from his arguments and other key theorists to study the myriad ways in which air and atmosphere have been of architectural concern—metaphorically and through environmental engineering—in the twentieth and twentieth centuries.