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Ethnic minorities in Burma struggled against the State in order to obtain their rights on the territory, for decades. People were forced to flee from their villages to Thailand, across the border. On these territories they have been seen not as be refugees but rather as illegal immigrants, condition that led to the establishment of "temporary camps". This condition became permanent until today, where refugee camps are the result of a juxtaposition of dwellings that represent a repetitive self-aggregating and organized matrix without specific attention to the territorial configuration, with a non-vertical stratification which underlines a process of spontaneity and adaptation to a context imposed by geo-political specifications. The aim of this research is to imagine an "inoperative scape" capable of activating or deactivating its constituent elements according to new ways of use and with different finalities. This new design platform represents a flexible and non-planned aggregation of a process of interaction with the ground, seen as a "level zero" through which inoperative and techno natural devices interface within the ecological room. This is a radical figure of the Landscape Ecology that, through n-configurations, creates new scenarios of weak urbanization based on the performativity of the various ecological elements in a new infrastructural system which goes beyond camp boundaries.

Title: O-n 23 - Inoperative Scapes

Author(s): Marco Casalena

Publisher: Maggioli SpA

Year of publication: 11/2018

Pages: 188

Book series: Politecnica

Series: 0-n

Topic: Architecture

Language: English

ISBN code: 8891630575

EAN code: 9788891630575

Marco Casalena

Marco Casalena Fondazione Renzo Piano Recipient in 2017, he graduated with honors in Architecture in July 2018 with a thesis titled "Inoperative Scapes Performative ecology on Thai-Burma Border" In 2017 he worked for RPBW in Paris (six months Internship program) following his research on sustainable architecture. His interests are about refugee camps with an ecological approach based on a theoretical strategy in the Landscape Ecology field, rethinking the territory as a new platform through which weak architecture elements and landscape coexist.

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