What is Energy and How (Else) Might we Think about It?

Energy and design are currently imprisoned within a narrow framework of commonplaces, moral mediocrity, and outright error. Yet the platitudes that ensue from it continue to claim the attention of both the discipline and the fields of urbanism and design. The history of thought about energy however is anything but this simple or boring. It may be said to carry many of the greatest challenges to a nuanced and rich contemporary imagination, a resource that offers immense inventive possibility to design speculation.