Boundaries and Frontiers at Biosphere 2: 1991-1994
This paper examines relationships between conceptual and spatial boundary conditions as they produced knowledge, processes, communication, and frontiers at Biosphere 2 [B2]. B2 created a novel architecture, one that simultaneously addressed symbolic and molecular criteria. The architectural-apparatus of B2 was constructed as a laboratory to house a microcosm of Earth’s ecosystem service provisioning processes for eight people over two year intervals.
Through the demarcation and analysis of B2’s boundary conditions and their dynamic qualities, this research unpacks relationships between architectural envelope conditions, transitional spaces, scientific theory, body/organism skins, and biogeochemical processes.
keywords: Biosphere 2, Boundary Conditions, Anthropocene, Posthuman, Transhuman