Project Type: Speculative Project
Date: 2018
Status: Closed
Location: Palermo, Sicilly

Central St Martins, University of the Arts London

This project researches the impacts of climate migration and climate adaptation on our urbanising borders, investigating this through the twin cities of El Paso and Juarez at the US-Mexico border. It seeks to reframe the role of migrant communities in the construction of frontier urban spaces, to question the role of the architect in this contested social, political and economic context, and trial hybrid ways of intervening spatially at the border.

The project served as a key reference to the City Council to find regeneration sites in the historical city center, the project’s site eventually selected as part of a historical refurbishement scheme.

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