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Image: Palm Oil plantation, article source here
Finally the crit day is upon us. Friday 24th/ tomorrow the crit will take place in the AA lecture hall.
The crit will be a pin up, please lets all meet at 9:20am to prepare the room. If you do not come in time to help in the morning and be ready to start the presentation, you will not present tomorrow.
Make sure you can explain your progress on your current project but also include term 01 material. That is to illustrate and show your general interest and how possibilities to connect them may arise. It will be a pin up, so you are welcome to show your film or parts of it, show prints from the Book of Land (sorry for not have returned that yet), and the model too in case it is helpful. Having said that, please focus on constructing the scope of the project and the scope of the design. Tomorrows crit is to get feedback on your direction and initial design move in order to progress or leap frog into the full design phase (2nd years) and full design phase/TS phase (3rd year).
Make sure to explain the problematic, use the text written to guide the presentation. Introduce where and who your project is dealing with. Do not take for granted people know your site conditions. USE PHOTOGRAPHS YOU TOOK TO SHOW YOUR POINT TOO.
Look forward to see you all!
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Please bring the new work but also the text updated. Additionally let’s discuss what and how you want to present – your work and ideas/argument – at the crit on Friday (use the text to articulate your presentation and how much of the previous term you want to show to support the general agenda pursue).
The list of tutorials for tomorrow:
10:00 Andy, Jay
11:00 Qiu, Shaeron
12:00 Hunter, Ran, Elizabeth
14:00 Chris, Leo, Juno
15:30 Moad, Erik, Darya
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The KMB (Kampung Muara Baru) is home to many individuals who are unemployed and are not able to pay rent. It faces dangers such as subsidence as it is an industrial area with factories that extract enough ground water to have the surrounding land sink around 25 cm each year. In addition, its dense placement of homes, leaves very little room for drainage and sewage.
Being the densest kampung in Keluraha Penjaringan, with around 20,000 in a 1 sqkm area, the site represents the inability of the local government to provide better housing and business opportunities for the people of Muara Baru, and it is in this premise that the project begins to understand that its solutions may lie in the relationship between the Waduk Pluit (manmade lake/swamp) and the Kampung people.
The project speculates on the future of the lake and how the KMB will avoid the dangerous water levels while creating an economy for themselves by floating and living with the changes in water levels. Can the kampungs sustain their ways of living while improving their livelihood by developing a new relationship ?
By using the algae that covers more than 75% of the surface of the lake, the area could potentially generate their own fuel and new trades through the cultivation of the lake. The energy generated could then be used to supply the kampung people and become independent from the rest of the city. With the land continually sinking it is only a matter of time before KMB will be completely inundated by water. The infrastructure that holds the people would adjust to the levels of the water through its floating platforms while reintegrating the sense of closeness and intimacy that exists in the kampungs. The new strucutures will be placed along the shore of the lake nearest to the kampungs to help the transition in populating the lake as a series of islands that line up as a secondary shore, to become a visible reminder of the kampung people of their resilience, persistence, and ability to adapt. The kampungs will develop and establish themselves as an important model for the rest of jakarta as a community of indestructable, energy efficient people that live with the water.
Press really quick to see the difference after clicking on the image.
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Situated within the company Pt. Suka Jaya’s concession there lies the isolated village of Lubuk Kakap. Although the land beneath the village was given to them by the company (SJM), a sort of tension exists between both entities. On one side the Dayaks are confined to an invisible line, marking the limits of their freedom to the forest, on the other, SJM may fear the eventual expansion of Dayak territory due to a necessity for land to support the cultivation of cash crops, the primary source of income with which outside goods can be purchased to better their standard of living.
The Dayak have, within this new world of technological advancements and automation, held true to a few of their traditional practices such as the headhunting of urangutans. SJM, now having few employees due to a shift to a mechanical automated infrastructure has difficulty regulating the Dayaks, something needed to be done.
A solution proposed was the construction of a facility doubling as an education center and a hangar for the machines that now operate within the concession. The facility teaches base knowledge for any village people interested but also brings a certain degree of higher technical knowledge in the field of mechanics and biology, individuals choosing to continue their education towards a path of financial stability can learn the skills required to fix and repair machines and electronics, they may choose to work for SJM from that point in sustaining its machine infrastructure or they may leave to pursue a career else where. Those more interested in the nature and reconnecting with the forest have the option to study biology, botany does not have enough representation in Borneo and there is much room for the discovery of new species.
The hangar school not only acts as a marker for the edge of the protected forest, dividing the zone from the Dayaks, but also serves as a point of connection between the company and the village to form a mutually beneficial relationship.