Joe Dahmen will present recent architectural installations exploring softness. The move toward soft, regenerative systems has important implications for the way we design architectural materials and environments in the Anthropocene. This talk will look at the effects of physical and operational softness on the experience of architectural space through the lens of recent public space installations by AFJD, the design firm of Joe Dahmen and Amber Frid-Jimenez. The projects draw on a diverse range of materials, including mushrooms, recycled polystyrene, and soil. Collectively, they suggest a future in which dynamic architectural environments contribute to local ecosystems and engage with temporality in new and productive ways.