Is today’s architecture still stuck in the past, with its reliance on oil-based products from an earlier industrial age? Alessandro Bava says yes, but he’s also been paying attention to recent developments in ecologically sustainable building materials. Why haven’t architects shifted their focus to innovations in the sciences and put this research to good use?

"The predominant cultural narrative around climate change is still one of doom and impending extinction."

– This text appears in Spike #65 . You can buy it in our online shop