Publications

Forthcoming:

Butt, A. ‘The Simple Business of Climbing to the Roof: Ascending the Mega-Structures of Science Fiction’ in Mountains and Megastructures: Neo-geologic Landscapes of Human Endeavor, Ed. Kakalis, C.
Butt, A. chapter in Imagining and Making the World: Reconsidering Architecture and Utopia - Volume 2, Ed. Coleman, N., Ralahine Utopian Studies

Published:

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‘City Limits: Boundary Conditions and the Building-Cities of Science Fiction’

(2018) Open Library of the Humanities, 4(2): 4, pp. 1–31
Special Issue Series:Imaginaries of the Future

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‘Endless forms, vistas and hues’: Why Architects Should Read Science Fiction 

(2018) ARQ Architectural Research Quarterly

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Narrative Arcs 

Butt, A. and Roberts, D. in Regeneration Songs: Sounds of Investment and Loss from East London. Eds. Duman, A., Hancox, D., James, M., and Minton, A.

Editorial: On Concrete Utopias 

(2017) Concrete Utopias: An Education in Desire, Eds. Butt, A & Coleman, N., Imaginaries of the Future

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Vicarious Vertigo: The Emotional Experience of Height in the Science Fiction City

(2018) Emotion, Space and Society – Special Issue: ‘Vertigo in the City’

‘Science Fiction Aesthetics’

(2017) Drawing Matter  ‘Line of Enquiry’, including material from conference paper:  ‘Science Fiction Aesthetics: Tensions between Reality and the Radical,’ Fantasy in Reality, Courtauld Institute of Art

 

Reflections on Dystopia Now

(2017) Centre for Contemporary Literature Birkbeck Blog, June 4, including material from conference paper: 'Aerial Perspective: Estrangement and Vertical Urbanism', Dystopia NowBirkbeck Centre for Contemporary Literature

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Dissolving the Boundaries in SF: 
A Report on the “Organic Systems: Environments, Bodies and Cultures in Science Fiction” LSFRC symposium

(2017) SFRA (Science Fiction Research Association) Review, Fall 2017, issue 322. pp.4-6. including material from conference paper: 'The Built Environment: SF and the Construction of Enclosure', Organic Systems: Environments, Bodies and Cultures in Science Fiction.

Between the Image and the Building: An Architectural Tour of High-Rise’

(2016) Critical Quarterly, Volume 58, Issue 1, pp. 76–83

‘Ritterman Pocket User Guide’

(2016) bpr architects

‘Control Towers: Life and Limitations in The World Inside’

(2015) Low-Res: Architectural theory, Politics and Criticism, Pilot Issue ‘High-Rise’, pp. 134-144

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‘City Limits: Social Structures in the Building-Cities of Science Fiction’

(2015) Vertigo in the City: Conversations between the Sciences, Arts & Humanities, Eds. Deriu, D. and Kane, J. 

‘The Possibility of Failure: Chasing Utopia’

Butt, A. and Knox-Williams, C., (2015) Alter Periodical, Spring 2015, Volume 2

Utopographies: Evaluation, Consensus and Location

Belli, J., Brady, F., Butt, A., Coleman, N., Carlyle, A., Desseault, A., Doing, K., Dorrian, E., Jukes, H., Knox-Williams, C., Oosthuizen, M., Regina, B., Kobata, K., Niitsu, A., Smith, D., Stock, A., and Tarka, S.,  (2014) Critical Practice, University of the Arts London

 

‘Utopographies: Evaluation, Consensus and Location: Experts From Beyond (A Script) FYP-PS-06’

Dorrian, E., Contributors: Butt, A., Cummings, N., Dorrian, E., Knox-Williams, C., and Smith, D., (2014) Five Years Publication, Public Series no. 6

 

‘Building Brave New Worlds: The Architecture of Sci-fi Movies'

Ramchurn, R. (2014) Architects’ Journal, December 3, covering work as presented in: 'Block Capitals: From the High-Rise to the Vertical City', Building Brave New Worlds: The Architecture of Sci-fi Movies, British Film Institute and Design Council, BFI

‘The View from Below: 'Tower Cities' of Science Fiction as a critique of the High-Rise’

(2010) PG Diploma Architecture - Dissertation