In Material Reform, Material Cultures rethinks the cultures, systems, and infrastructures of how we make architecture

Material Cultures is a London-based not-for-profit organization led by Summer Islam, Paloma Gormley and George Massoud, which investigates and advocates for the use of bio-based materials in the built environment. Bio-based materials are low in embodied carbon and offer an alternative to the globally sourced, carbon-intensive, socially destructive materials commonly used in the construction industry.

In Material Reform: Building for a Post-Carbon Future, the practice presents a series of short essays on topics concerning labor, time, maintenance, language, land, and touch in architecture. The authors take a close look at architecture’s cultures, systems, and infrastructures that enable its role in destructive ecologies. While the

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