• Segunda Vida: an Architecture of Resilience

    by Mike Yengling

    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.

  • Ode to Joy

    by Traumnovelle

    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…

  • The Continental Compact: Eastward Migration in a (New) New World

    by Ian Caine & Derek Hoeferlin

    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.

  • Fluid Geographies: Strategies For the Landscape Left Behind

    by Karl Kullmann

    Australia’s vast Wheatbelt is full of surveyed and cleared town-sites of which few were settled and even fewer remain. One hardscrabble town offers a chance to imagine new design strategies for controlled decline.

Featured Issue

06: 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 Project

Water Proving Ground

Project: Water Proving Ground Location: New York, New York Firm: LTL Architects Year: 2010 Competition: Rising Currents: Projects for New York’s Waterfront, MoMA Website: http://ltlarchitects.com/water-proving-ground/ Project Description:  What if the projected inundation of the urban edge by rising sea levels catalyzed a rethinking … Continue reading

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Newest Issue Explores Migration and Across Scales and Geographies

This issue, long in the making, tackles this pressing and loaded topic through a range of disciplinary perspectives, reflecting on a diverse suite of fascinating stories of migration: of people, of animals, of plants, of materials, of habitats and climate zones, of coastlines and entire urban regions.

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