Running on Cargo

In the onset of the pyrocene, wildfire is dominating the increasingly urbanized landscapes of ecological territories prone to natural combustion. These intermixed territories of inhabited and natural landscapes are spreading throughout the grasslands of California as communities naively expand into areas at high risk of wildfire. Despite the deeply embedded practice of absolute mitigation of fire’s threat, which are encoded into building standards and everyday safety measures, the built environment will inevitably combust and decay, disrupting the collective memory held within public space. Fire threatens the stability and protection of the human-constructed environment as it continues to destroy the illusive permanence of architectural practices, leaving traces through its total erasure and destruction.