Architecture is a perspective. The creation is not merely combining the physical material but also building with memories and expectations. Its space can embrace mankind like a piece of music and by which, an architecture could express a precise feeling or make a powerful statement.
The Nomadland is a speculative device which examines the complex social and political conflicts extracted by the future mass development of the North Sea. It aims to reveal the particular characteristics of modern nomads and their plight in a constrained system.
Through the spatial construction and ethical narrative, the project creates an imaginary world that questions the alienation of capitalism and technology dependency in a broader context.
In Studio 1&2 we used the lens of nomadism to analyze the North Sea from a wide angle, and then discovered the particular characteristics of modern nomad figures, and found their plight in a constrained system. This approach added ethical tones to our study and filled up the whole nomad theory.
We combined objective speculation and subjective experience into an imaginary place in the North Sea called Nomadland. With a set of graphic novels for storytelling as well as another Notebook, an elaborate collection of group discussions, sketches, diagrams and final drawings, we are able to depict the Nomadland with different mediums and from different perspectives.
This project is completed by a collaboration with Luo Zhang, Lingxi Tao and Qirui Wang.