Displaced Together: A Parallel Existence
“Displaced Together” is a school that brings two populations of kids together—healthy and sick—allowing an uninterrupted course of education for both simultaneously. The architecture of the building enhances a parallel existence that keeps everyone safe and educated. The “parallel” school (in dialogue with the “normative” school) resides in the middle of the building. It is simultaneously physically disconnected and intertwined with the rest of the school, allowing visual and social connections between both populations. In an alternate near future, I imagine a world where episodic displacement will become part of our daily life, and terms like “social distancing” regularly merge with our previous life. Movement across scales and speeds creates a blur between the immobile and the mobile, the clustered and the dispersed, the permanent and the temporary.