• Trade as Form

    by Alex Klatskin

    Shipping containers move around the world in clear and repeatable patterns. These patterns are shifting. As climate change reshapes trade routes and coastal port locations, changing landscapes of distribution will reshape global trade and fundamental patterns of urbanization.

  • Urban Sanctuary Network

    by Eduardo Rega

    Hidden in plain sight, this speculative Temporary Autonomous Zone uses its subversive architectural potential to protect the human rights of immigrants increasingly targeted and raided by ICE.

  • Landscape and Displacement: a Practical Intervention on a Syrian Informal Settlement in Lebanon

    by Maria Gabriella Trovato

    Emergency landscapes suffer from a fractured sense of belonging. Here, several strategies for designing flexible spaces for refugees.

  • 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…

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.

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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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