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Powerscapes

Powerscapes addresses the gendered dimensions of the climate crisis by focusing on women and the disruption of their socio-economic conditions which consequently forces them to migrate. It functions as a prototype proposing a new urbanism that is an urgent need to adapt to this crisis.

One of the focal points of the project is a market that becomes a place for the formation of community between the city and climate migrants acting as a base for shared resources and the formation of economies alternative to capitalism. Transitioning into the workshop spaces, which provide the infrastructure, tools, and assistance for the residents to produce artifacts, technology and foods functioning as resource for financial empowerment. The building has a series of mixers with an assemblage of spaces meant to address entertainment, celebration, healing and support located between the living typologies which challenge and reimagine our way of living and domestic labor.