A manifesto for a radical retreat from the American mythology of westward expansion, proposing instead an eastward migration where we stop moving water to people, but instead start moving people to water.
As the sea levels rose, people united. Our brightest minds found there was still hope for our civilization: A land, beyond the horizon. There were lengthy discussions regarding what to bring. But what of places? What of buildings and cities? Of course, we could not bring them all…
In a reversal of the predominant U.S.-Mexico border dynamic, building materials — and even entire buildings — make the migration across the border to Tijuana, becoming ingredients of a vibrant construction sector.
The immigration process is increasingly complicated and scrutinized. The passport is the coveted final step in a long and complex journey for refugees, one that oscillates between humanity and bureaucracy.
Featured Issue06: Migration
Migration is an instinct shared across many species, and a fundamental process for communities’ survival. Today, all kinds of populations are on the move in unprecedented and dramatic ways. Some migrations bring threats, perceived or real. The design of cities, landscapes and infrastructure can support or inhibit migrations. Scenario 6 explores selected facets of this complex topic, told from a range of disciplinary perspectives.
Featured ProjectWater Proving Ground
What if the projected inundation of the urban edge by rising sea levels catalyzed a rethinking of the productive interplay between land and water? LTL addressed this question as one of five firms selected by the Museum of Modern Art to participate in the workshop and exhibition Rising Currents: Projects for New York’s Waterfront.