The chronicle of increasing isolation of a group of artists attempting to reach the World's most remote human inhabited place, the island of Tristan da Cunha.
Meziara is a village in Northern Lebanon, where most of its residents do business in Nigeria for most of the year, before returning every summer. The suburb to an invisible city.
The extraction and export of 'Jerusalem Stone' is one of the most lucrative businesses in the Palestinian Territories, and remains highly unregulated. Everyone wants a piece of the holy land.
Souvenirs are tokens that help to perpetuate spatial narratives. Mass produced around the world, they serve as a vehicle through which power narratives are unfolded and displayed.
MEMENTO LOCI unpacks some of these strategies.
Slavutych was built to rehouse the workers of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. It is made up of 13 districts, each inspired by a different Soviet city. With 86, we are building a new district based on Athens.
STOP OVER CITY
Moscow City is a decaying business district in Central Moscow. By linking it to the two largest airports in the city and giving it the status of 'international transfer zone' we would revitalize this vacant territory.
STATUES & STATUTES
VDNHk park in central Moscow is a spatial technology that serves to advance an imperialistic idea based on an old regime.
(re)appropriating (post)soviet narratives.
NATION STATE OF MIND
Nation State of Mind proposes an alternative understanding of the nation in a post-national world. What is the role of territoriality and locality in Ecumenopolis?
Mariupol is a mono-industry town in Eastern Ukraine. Its population has been shrinking since the collapse of the USSR. This is a manifesto to embrace its shrinking condition and work with it.
EXPEDITION TO ECUMENOPOLIS
Expedition to Ecumenopolis is a series of workshops that we deliver to different groups in order to collectively think about ideas evolving around contemporary urbanism in the age of hyper-globalisation.
VOCABULARY FOR ECUMENOPOLIS
In the era of Globalization and the Antropocene, we find that there are a new set of urban qualities/phenomena that take place globally. Here is a glossary that attempts to identify some of those.
14th District is a collaboration between METASITU/metamatic:taf and the 86 Film Festival within the framework of MitOst’s Tandem Ukraine program. The project is set in Slavutych - the youngest city in Ukraine, and the last planned city built in the whole Soviet Union.
Initially built to house the population of workers of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station after the explosion, Slavutych mobilized the support from different autonomous governments from the whole Soviet Union. They each provided a masterplan inspired by a different Soviet city: Yerevan, Baku, Leningrad, etc.
We are interested in reflecting on how urban contexts are translated from one city to another. In order to do that, we propose creating a new ‘district’ based on the city of Athens.
3000 years vs 30 years of history, yet, similarly to Athens, Slavutych is operating in contexts of emergency and instability.
The project consists of a spatial intervention in the city of Slavutych done by a group of interested locals, based on their experience of Athens; documented in video.
an execercise on urban translation
spatial intervention + documentary -- 2016/2017