Publication: Adaptation : A metaphor for the age of climate change
The following contribution aims to explore the projective qualities of the metaphor, with a specific focus on the organic metaphor, and its potential applications within the milieu of climate change. Firstly, the paper will concentrate on the understanding of the metaphor as a tool for the construction of referential images and imaginary projects, taking into consideration some of the projects that have been generated through this powerful, cognitive means. Secondly, analyzing the term adaptation and the whole of its spatial connotations, an investigation will be proposed, which will identify this very concept as the vector for the modification of cities and areas that are – or soon will be – facing the impact of current and prospective climate transformations.
climate change, urban theory, anthropology, adaptation