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March 08, 2017

Pop-up Farming Units

The global dispersion of refugee seekers has challenged the traditional mechanisms through which we manage the problems associated with human settlements. Forced migration has displaced millions in search of safety and brought organizational complexities on a new scale to the host countries making both parties quite vulnerable. The state of unresponsiveness calls for new parameters and models that renegotiate the boundary of inclusion. We need to develop hybrid models that could evolve in response to challenging circumstances and operate on the basis of organizational dynamism and practical fluidity.
This proposal is constituted of a virtual network and spatial medium hybrid enough to get assembled and disassembled in response to different circumstances. The spatial medium of the proposal is focused on a market-farm-house unit that serves as a vivid housing-work environment, takes minimum effort to become ready and has the potential to get expanded in response to preferred scale of operation. As a work environment, the unit intends to become part of the urban farming movement already active in many parts of the world including the geographical context of this project. The choice of urban farming is indeed strategic as it aims to make the transition for migrants and host communities reasonable by focusing on an emerging and sustainable economic realm. The virtual network component perks up the practicality of the proposal by providing internal and external connectivity among different users including farmers, consumers and volunteer groups. The idea of market-farm-house unit invigorates a marketplace on the basis of sharing economy through structures that make collaborative economic practices affordable and accessible.

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