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Dr Jon Goodbun trained as an architect, and today is a researcher, practitioners and educator at the RCA, the University of Westminster (Msc Advanced Environmental Design), and the Bartlett (MArch). His research focuses on the intersection of ecological theory, cybernetics, anthropology and urbanism. Recent publications include Scarcity: Architecture in an Age of Depleting Resources (Wiley) and Design of Scarcity (Strelka).

Dr Jon Goodbun runs ADS5, the Department of Ontological Theatre, at the RCA. The studio’s work explores the tensions between the planetary and the personal, between geo-ecological politics and neuro-ecological aesthetics, to develop sites and programmes which are both critical and operative, and which test the possibilities of spatial research and the architectural project in the contemporary period.

Dr Jon Goodbun's practice includes architecture, ecological urbanism, design consultancy and design activism. After doing time at Fosters he was a partner in the practice WAG for many years, and today runs Rheomode.

2014

Space-Time and Architecture (2014)
Field, F., Goodbun, J. and Watson, V.A. 2014. Space-Time and Architecture. Journal of the British Interplanetary Society. 67, pp. 322-331.

2010

Gregory Bateson’s ecological aesthetics - an addendum to urban political ecology (2010)
Goodbun, J. 2010. Gregory Bateson’s ecological aesthetics - an addendum to urban political ecology. field: a Free Journal for Architecture. 4 (1), pp. 35-46.

2009

Propaganda architecture: interview with Rem Koolhaas and Reinier de Graaf (2009)
Cunningham, D.I. and Goodbun, J. 2009. Propaganda architecture: interview with Rem Koolhaas and Reinier de Graaf. Radical Philosophy. 154, pp. 35-47.

2006

Marx, architecture and modernity (2006)
Cunningham, D.I. and Goodbun, J. 2006. Marx, architecture and modernity. Journal of Architecture. 11 (2), pp. 169-185.

2004

Strangers in the city (2004)
Cunningham, D.I. and Goodbun, J. 2004. Strangers in the city. Radical Philosophy. 128, p. 38.

2002

Computation matters: review of RIBA Digital Tectonics Future Studies Conference (2002)
Goodbun, J. 2002. Computation matters: review of RIBA Digital Tectonics Future Studies Conference. Architects' Journal.

2001

Brand new Tafuri: some timely notes on the imaging of spatial demands (2001)
Goodbun, J. 2001. Brand new Tafuri: some timely notes on the imaging of spatial demands. Journal of Architecture. 6 (2), pp. 155-168.
Introduction (2001)
Cunningham, D.I., Goodbun, J. and Jaschke, K. 2001. Introduction. Journal of Architecture. 6 (2), pp. 107-112.

2013

Ecological subjects (2013)
Goodbun, J. 2013. Ecological subjects. in: Berman, I. and Mitchell, E. (ed.) New constellations / new ecologies New York ACSA Press. pp. 319-325

2012

Introduction: themes of scarcity (2012)
Goodbun, J., Till, J. and Iossifova, D. 2012. Introduction: themes of scarcity. in: Goodbun, J., Till, J. and Iossifova, D. (ed.) Scarcity: architecture in the age of depleting resources London Wiley. pp. 8-15

2007

Marx matters: aesthetics, technology and the spirit of matter (2007)
Goodbun, J. 2007. Marx matters: aesthetics, technology and the spirit of matter. in: Lloyd Thomas, K. (ed.) Material matters: architecture and material practice Routledge London, UK. pp. 67-78

2005

Fame and the changing role of the drawing (2005)
Goodbun, J. and Jaschke, K. 2005. Fame and the changing role of the drawing. in: Davies, P. and Schmiedeknecht, T. (ed.) An architect's guide to fame Oxford, UK Architectural Press. pp. 51-63
On surrealism and architecture (2005)
Goodbun, J. and Cunningham, D.I. 2005. On surrealism and architecture. in: Hardingham, S. (ed.) The 1970s is here and now Chichester, UK Wiley. pp. 66-69

2003

Towers of wind: WaG architecture (2003)
Goodbun, J. and Weisser, C. 2003. Towers of wind: WaG architecture. in: Borden, I., Cook, P. and Allen, L. (ed.) Bartlett works: architecture, buildings, projects London, UK August. pp. 196
Public/private pedestrianship: towards a critical experientialism of the inhabitable image (2003)
Goodbun, J. 2003. Public/private pedestrianship: towards a critical experientialism of the inhabitable image. in: Jaschke, K. and Otsch, S. (ed.) Stripping Las Vegas: a contextual review of casino resort architecture Weimar, Germany Bauhaus University Weimar Press. pp. 151-168
On the romanticism of immersive technological environments (2003)
Goodbun, J. 2003. On the romanticism of immersive technological environments. in: Medium architecture Weimar, Germany Bauhaus University Weimar Press. pp. 138-143
InterSpace: a proposal for a communicative prosthetic space (2003)
Goodbun, J. 2003. InterSpace: a proposal for a communicative prosthetic space. in: Medium architecture Weimar, Germany Bauhaus University Weimar Press. pp. 144-147

2002

S. Greer (2002)
Goodbun, J. and Weisser, C. 2002. S. Greer. in: Hardingham, S. (ed.) London: a guide to recent architecture. 6th updated edition London, UK Batsford. pp. 240-241

2012

Scarcity: architecture in the age of depleting resources (2012)
Goodbun, J., Till, J. and Iossifova, D. (ed.) 2012. Scarcity: architecture in the age of depleting resources. Wiley.

2011

The architecture of the extended mind: towards a critical urban ecology (2011)
Goodbun, J. 2011. The architecture of the extended mind: towards a critical urban ecology. PhD thesis University of Westminster School of Architecture and the Built Environment

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