Maroš Krivý, “Cells and Cities: The Neo-vitalist Impulse in Contemporary Urbanism,” Scapegoat: Architecture, Landscape, Political Economy, 11 (2018), 22–39.

Biomimetic design functions as a vanishing mediator between, on the one hand, the formalisation of biological morphogenesis as a unified model of urban dynamics, and, on the other, the apparently inevitable forces of global markets. Rather than sustaining neoliberal deregulation pure and simple, biourbanism embodies its extension, whereby the labor of architecture is made consisted with incubating the entrepreneurial potential of urban nature—human and non-human alike.

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