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Safia Qureshi

MA work

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State of Exception – LHR

CQ_ Although the State of Exception has always existed, what will its nature be in the context of London, in times of massive private investments and global mobility?

The project speculates on a near-future scenario where the increasing pressure to control immigration and the escalating debts faced by BAA will create the conditions for a new State of Exception in place of Heathrow Terminal 2 (demolished in 2009). This new legal infrastructure will appeal most to the unlikely combination of tax exiles and asylum seekers who unite in a collaborative initiative to build an independent state exempt from UK law.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Architecture

    Programme

    MA Architecture, 2010

  • ADS1: IN-FORMATION

    State of Exception – LHR

    CQ_ Although the State of Exception has always existed, what will its nature be in the context of London, in times of massive private investments and global mobility?

    The project speculates on a near-future scenario where the increasing pressure to control immigration and the escalating debts faced by BAA will create the conditions for a new State of Exception in place of Heathrow Terminal 2 (demolished in 2009). This new legal infrastructure will appeal most to the unlikely combination of tax exiles and asylum seekers who unite in a collaborative initiative to build an independent state exempt from UK law.

  • Degrees

  • BSc (Hons), Architecture (First class), University College London, 2006; Foundation Art and Design, Foundation Art and Design, Wimbledon School of Art, 2003
  • Experience

  • Architectural assistant, Studio Egret West, London, 2006-8; Architectural assistant, Crab Studio, London, 2006/7; Architectural assistant, Yael Reisner Architetcture, London, 2006/7; Architectural assistant, Studio 8 (CJ Lim architecture), London, 2005
  • Exhibitions

  • Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2007