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Disciplinary Hybrids: Retail Landscapes of the Post-Human City
journal contributionposted on 2019-03-26, 00:00 authored by Clare Lyster
What does the rise of automated retail mean for our future? Architect Clare Lyster, who is Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, looks at its various emerging forms: cashierless grocery stores, low‐cost solar‐powered mobile retail units, self‐driving food delivery vehicles, walls of QR codes in public places … Rather than signalling a dystopian future of diminishing human interaction, she sees them as being in the lineage of work by visionary architects and urbanists from the 1960s such as Yona Friedman and Cedric Price, with the potential to increase urban equitability and empower remote communities.
Publisher StatementThis is the pre-peer reviewed version of the following article: Lyster, C. (2019). Disciplinary Hybrids: Retail Landscapes of the Post-Human City. Architectural Design, 89(1), 100-105, which has been published in final form at 10.1002/ad.2396.
CitationLyster, C. (2019). Disciplinary Hybrids: Retail Landscapes of the Post-Human City. Architectural Design, 89(1), 100-105. doi:10.1002/ad.2396