Written from the vantage point of the beginning of the 22nd century, Eva Franch i Gilabert looks back at the preceding century. Modernism and then sustainability have been surpassed by the Ecologies of Excess movement. Rather than seeking remediation for the natural environment and existing conditions, the excessive has become a foundational ground for design and sociopolitical change. Depicted projects are developed by Franch i Gilabert and the Ecologies of Excess research unit team at Rice University in Houston. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.