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Book / ‘Safe As Houses: The More than Human Home.’ by Rachel Armstrong

This book by Rachel Armstrong examines the notion of the home in the context of the pandemic and lockdown, relating domestic architecture to environmental concerns, and looking at how we live with viruses and bacteria, highlighting the need to take microbes into account in future built environments.

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Rachel Armstrong is Professor of Regenerative Architecture at the Department of Architecture, Campus Sent-Lucas, Ghent/Brussels, KU Leuven. She is a Rising Waters II Fellow with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation (2016), Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society and a 2010 Senior TED Fellow. She is Director and founder of the Experimental Architecture Group (EAG) and a member of Regenerative Arts And Design (RAAD) at KU Leuven.