The Post-Designosaur Studies in Architecture is a response to the present and our architectural practices in the context of the Anthropocene. They are an expression of our design dilemma between our knowledge of a fundamentally new context for designing and our building cultures, which intend to serve as a reference for considering and evaluating (sustainable) architecture.

At its core, Post-Designosaur Studies in Architecture asks the thematic and methodological questions:

What are our architectural arguments in the Anthropocene?


How can we elaborate appropriate architectural arguments for our time?
Starting from debates regarding a new geological epoch, Post-Designosaur Studies describes our environment - and thus the context in which we design - as a world that is alienated to us and with which we must first re-familiarize ourselves. In this sense, it describes our design practices as having dropped "out of context" - naming the emerging artifacts of our current architectural practice “Designosaurs".

In our unfamiliar present, Post-Designosaur Studies seeks to be a tool for questioning habits, cherished ideas, and ways of thinking, in order to ultimately adopt a radically new perspective - in a radically new environment. The practices developed for this purpose are meant to be pleasurable, sensual, serious, curious and radical. They oscillate between scientific work, storytelling, design, performance and actionism.

The figure of the Designosaur acts as methodology and is at the same time an antagonist, mascot, object of investigation and namesake of the Post-Desigosaur Studies in Architecture.