8 months ago
Alicja Szczesniak @ Architecture and Extreme Environment, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen
What prompted the project?
The ‘Architecture and Extreme Envionments’ programme at KADK, Copenhagen – within which this project was proposed – puts a big emphasis on thorough and targeted research alongside fieldwork done on-site at a designated place that becomes the physical context for the school year. Research took different forms. The Garba(r)ge project was initially prompted by a varied set of infographics; produced to get to know better the context, demographics, history, cultural aspects of Alaska – the broad location for the studio in 2018/2019. A fieldtrip to the US state in November/December 2018 further opened my eyes to challenges I had identified and problems the population were struggling with – significantly those of resource use and the implementation of a circular economy. Alaska’s vastness, remotnessness, overflowing landfills and challenges of recycling all put me on a path towards the Garba(r)ge. #art #architecture #koozarch #artitecture