Sheila Kennedy (American, b.1959), Janelle Knox-Hayes (American, b.1983), Miho Mazereeuw (Japanese/Dutch, b.1974), and James Wescoat (American, b.1952) at MIT Venice Lab (USA, est.2019)
In the next three decades 150 million people are projected to relocate due to environmental hazards and climate change. Living together increasingly means moving together. The world witnesses escalating processes of desperate migration, forced displacement, and failed resettlement. These processes of environmental migration are commonly unplanned, uncompensated, unfair, and reactive. This installation asks: How can communities move together—peacefully, justly, and productively— and how can planning and design help fulfill these aims? The Moving Together station presents case studies of collaborative design with communities that face environmental hazards and climate change—from the coastal margins of Puerto Rico and Louisiana to high Pamir Mountain villages in Tajikistan. These communities, and countless others, seek to move together.
WITH THE ADDITIONAL SUPPORT OF
Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at MIT
Aga Khan Agency for Habitat
Norman B. Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism
Research and Design Team: Nick Allen, Chris Cassidy, Charlotte Isabel D’Acierno, Alessandra Fabbri, Kira Intrator, Osamu Kumasaka, Clarence Yi-Hsien Lee, Joude El-Mabsout, Camila Ostolaza, Larisa Ovalles, Jitske Swagemakers, Dorothy Tang, Ben Widger, Jaehun Woo, Zhicheng Xu, and Elizabeth Yarina
Collaborating Organizations: ENLACE (Puerto Rico), Isle de Jean Charles Native American Tribe (Louisiana), Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (Tajikistan), Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture (MIT), Kennedy & Violich Architecture, Norman B. Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism (MIT), and Urban Risk Lab (MIT)