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James Christian

MA work

ADS4


Free Tr[Aid] imagines a future in which further budgetary constraint has led to the privatisation of the United Kingdom’s International Aid commitments. Through a mechanism of ‘Reverse Imperialism’, the UK invites partner nations to earn their own aid by establishing self-run territories on British soil. Located in the hinterlands between the North Circular Road and the Brent Reservoir, the scheme explores the development of an Indian ‘Aid Earning Zone’ in suburban London, examining the associated political and cultural tensions.


Is a thin façade of socialist rhetoric enough to conceal the high capitalism lurking beneath?


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Architecture

    Programme

    MA Architecture, 2011

  • ADS4


    Free Tr[Aid] imagines a future in which further budgetary constraint has led to the privatisation of the United Kingdom’s International Aid commitments. Through a mechanism of ‘Reverse Imperialism’, the UK invites partner nations to earn their own aid by establishing self-run territories on British soil. Located in the hinterlands between the North Circular Road and the Brent Reservoir, the scheme explores the development of an Indian ‘Aid Earning Zone’ in suburban London, examining the associated political and cultural tensions.


    Is a thin façade of socialist rhetoric enough to conceal the high capitalism lurking beneath?


  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Architecture (First class), University of Liverpool, 2007
  • Experience

  • Architectural assistant, John Wardle Architects, Melbourne, Australia, 2009; Architectural assistant, Wilkinson Eyre Architects, London, 2007-8
  • Exhibitions

  • Anything but Grey, London Festival of Architecture, London, 2008
  • Awards

  • Highly commended, Temporary Exhibition Design, Design Week Awards, 2009; Winner, Holt Scholarship in Architecture, University of Liverpool, 2007