In this issue of Filter Magazine we explore Habitats for Public Engagement. The human need for social interaction is an integral part of our daily lives. But what impact does this have on the environment and architecture we rely on in order to achieve specific outcomes?
How should we evaluate the impact our daily decision-making has on our environment/s? What role should, and do, machines play in our lives? How much is too much?
In this issue of Filter, Alyce Santoro discusses the individual’s environmental responsibilities in becoming an efficient, sustainable and healthy culture. She aptly comments, ‘We have run out of time to simply make art about saving the planet – it is now our responsibility to make saving the planet our art”
Rachael Kiang reports on the recent National Institute for Experimental Arts (NIEA), HotHouse Symposium and asks ‘What is the role of culture and creative practice in the landscape of surging populations worldwide?’ Lauren Brown reviews ISEA + Ars Electronica with a focus on shared festival spaces. Lucy Benson discuses the impact machines and automation have on creative output.