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Post-Zoo Design: Alternative Futures in the Anthropocene

Abstract Public awareness of nature and environmental issues has grown in the last decades and zoos have successfully followed suit by re-branding themselves as key representatives for conservation. However, considering the fast rate of environmental degradation, in the near future, zoos may become the only place left for wildlife. Some scholars argue that we have entered a new epoch titled the “Anthropocene” that postulates the idea that untouched pristine nature is almost nowhere to be found. Many scientists and scholars argue that it is time that we embraced this environmental situation and anticipated the change. Clearly, the impact of urbanization is reaching into the wild, so how can we design for animals in our artificializing world? Using... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor AlShaheen, Rua (Author) / Hejduk, Renata (Advisor) / Allenby, Braden (Committee member) / Finn, Ed (Committee member) / Petrucci, Darren (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Architecture / Design / Environmental studies / Anthropocene / Design / Environment / Future / Nature / Zoo
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 301 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Design, Environment and the Arts 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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