Travel around Sapmi to learn about Sami architecture. Reached the settlement of Vilgesvarre after two days hiking.
Floating community game
Board game intended to enable various stakeholders, including possible future inhabitants, authorities and politicians, to better understand the respective circumstances and perspectives of each other by creating a proposal for a floating community together.
Manifesto-like book questioning the current practice of architecture and suggesting a more anarchistic and experimental approach to the creation of cities. The modern city is the most significant expression of modern (Western) culture, which has its roots in the sedentary’s ideals of material prosperity and private property rights. And in the notion that nature can be controlled. It is this culture that engenders the extreme global inequality and the catastrophic destruction of nature. Does the culture that creates the problems also have the answers? The architect is the sedentary’s invention. Do architects have any credible answers?
Floating community construction
A traveling project which investigates how to live off-grid on the water in tiny houses made out of recycled materials by and for people who don’t fit into the boxes on land. During the summer of 2022, the project visited several harbor cities in Denmark in order to probe the possibilities of creating a floating community, to talk about it, and to construct elements for it, which were exhibited on the harbor front of Aalborg and later moved to a defunct shipyard. Footage
The floating community
A festival-like book about a spontaneously co-evolved and self-organized community of outsiders living in small self-refurbished boats and small self-constructed houses on rafts, located on the water in a central part of Copenhagen (Denmark). The book includes illustrations of the way the people there are living (off-grid) and the art they are creating (art brut), experiments with permaculture and simple low-tech solutions, mappings of the place and its development, and proposals for similar developments in other places, as well as studies of other (sea-)nomadic cultures and references to other (anarchistic) thoughts and thinkers. The book is based on three years of action research on site and has been made in close collaboration with current and former residents. About