On (Eco)Systems: Before The Collapse

The Spanish city of Almería is a place where different global systems collide and take built form. Known as “Europe‘s plastic sea”, it is the largest greenhouse in the world. Industrialized food production requires certain conditions: extraction of resources, such as water, sand and soil; cheap labor, from Romania and Africa; and corresponding habitats, from formal to informal settlements. An exploration of these different architectures – from different times, for different needs – will help to understand the systemic relations of local structures, essential to produce architectural models for the future — for Almería and beyond.

The approach to this complex landscape is with the tool of storytelling and an introduction of a fiction: Willi, a farmer from Zurich, moves to Almería with his family to start anew. What are the circumstances of his actions coming from one of Europe’s wealthiest regions? Which architecture activates in relation to the ecosystems? How will architecture develop if one does not think of architecture as managing the environment, but rather vice versa?

Das Rückbaukonzept
Explanations Mean Nothing
For A Few Dates More
Future After Future
Group Chat
I'm An Architect
Interfazradio To Rotondatakdir
La Linea Para Todos
Las Trincheras
Mariposa De Almeria
New Archaic
Planet Nursery
Plastic Fantastic
Restaurante Subversion
The Southern Greenhouse
Vegetables Are Grown In Sand
Willi Goes Almeria