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.
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.
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.
The personal journey of one specific refugee — Feras, from Aleppo — on his trek from Turkey to Germany highlights the physical ramifications of variations in the abstract political landscape of Europe and its borders.
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
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