Besides having the most awesome title (Vibrant Matter – A Political Ecology of Things), I think this book is key to defining the exposome. Vibrant matter is super-closely link to the non-human-centric view that the exposome puts forward. Seeing architecture as inanimate matter, as constructed elements that are made by and serve humans, is an impediment to the emergence of a more ecological and sustainable mode of production of space.
“The quarantines of matter and life encourage us to ignore the vitality of matter and the lively power;”
“How would political responses to public problems change were we to take seriously the vitality of (nonhuman) bodies? ”
“Why advocate the vitality of matter? Because my hunch is that the image of dead or thoroughly instrumentalized matter feeds human hubrisand our earth-destroying fantasies of conquest and consumption.”
“everything is made out of the same quirky stuff”