This collection of sources provides a brief overview of the foundational literature that informs my capstone. I have collected these sources based on several factors; some I include primarily because of how widely cited the work is, assuming this as an indication of “impact” or “traction” in academia; and others I chose, despite few citations, due to how influential they’ve become in directing my personal interest in the Anthropocene (such as Latour’s Gifford Lectures). To point to sources of inspiration regarding my interest in architecture, I’d have to send you into the world. You’d first have to visit my hometown and experience the woodland homes of my people (the Cascadians!), then you’d be required to travel to the great cities by the bays of the PNW (San Francisco, Seattle, or even Vancouver) to see these human metropolises spill into/rise out of the brackish water at the precise instant it meets the land. Next would be the old walled cities of Western Europe, the palaces and forts of India, and the mud and stick Bomas of the Serengeti… But I digress. Pardon my hubris. In the end, each of the selected works, whether short journal essays, chapter selections from larger books, or entire books themselves, contributes in a fundamental way to my project, linking the mighty concept of the Anthropocene to the human act of making places (architecture).