Final Project Proposal

For my final project I will be using the contemporary architecture of ‘illegal’ migration- the walls, checkpoints, detention centres and armoured boundaries that carve the world into more and less privileged fragments- to explore the concept of refuge. I hope to interrogate these borders that exist in both physical and mental space from a critical perspective of subversion and resistance; as the migrant in search of an unbuilt city of refuge. This project will take the form of an artist’s book, incorporating both text and visual elements in critical dialogue with these themes.

Visual and conceptual inspirations: 

Heiko Schaefer, Maritime Incidents 

Shannon Jensen, Long Walk 

Christo and Jeanne Claude, Running Fence

Finishing School, We will show you fear in a handful of dust 

The Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency Project 

Marion von Osten and the Moneynations Project. ‘Euroland and the economy of the borderline’ 

Mapping Europe’s War on Immigration 

No One is Illegal Campaign 

Ursula K. Le Guin, The Dispossessed 

Franz Kafka, The Castle


Proposal in visual form/ Some early sketches: 



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