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Shaping Atmospheres: From Terraforming Land to Geoengineering Air 

NASA, Sarychev Peak Eruption, Kuril Islands, Japan. 2009. #ISS020-E-9048.
Ala Roushan and Charles Stankievech retrace the genealogies of practices of atmospheric control, terraforming and geoengineering, at the intersections of the new environmental consciousness and counterculture emerging in the 1960s, their weaponisation by the industrial-miliatry complex, contemporary art, and architecture. The authors look at the evolving collective imaginary concerning the atmosphere, from imagining shelters to closed environments. Today, facing climate challenges, they show how the focus is on collectively rebuilding the atmosphere to ensure a sustainable planetary environment.