Canvey Island Rehabilitation Clinic
The conflict between nature and economic developments raises sensitive conversations that lack a critical encounter or a vision of a new kind of socio-economic system in which they are able to negotiate and inhabit in symbiosis to each other. Today, informal regional institutions are gaining power where such problems are utmost. The increased informality in political groups expose "fragility" as key strategy to keep peace in controversial regions, which allows them to mediate between biodiversity and economic ambitions. In its process, however, nature has been transformed into a politicised entity and its landscape shaped by their governance.
This project is a critical response to the fragile relationship between nature, economic development and the institutions that govern these sentiments in the Thames Estuary. Canvey Island Landscape Clinic calls for landscape rehabilitation, which spans over two layers. The first is a physical rehabilitation for the ageing population of the island and the healing of places that are disturbed by the processes of urbanisation. The second is social rehabilitation that reengages human occupations with various landscapes. It addresses the notion of society and economy altogether, as an institution or ecology, which reconstructs nature into a socially productive landscape.
School of Architecture
MA Architecture, 2015
- BSc (Hons) Architecture, Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, 2011