Border Ecologies Exhibition at Harvard GSD

November 6, 2017  – December 15, 2017

 Gund Hall, Frances Loeb Library Lobby, Harvard GSD from 

Borders shape and consolidate relations between states, people, jurisdictions, political entities, and territories, and they often lie at the center of conflict between them. They are tools entangled in complex socio-political and economic ecologies. While some borders are relatively stable, others are in a constant flow. They regulate economic relations and people’s access to places, resources, and rights.

Borders determine the way our surroundings are organized, inhabited and controlled, and the ways communities relate to one another—while some break through borders to survive, others fence themselves off.

The exhibition concentrates on the way borders impact communities and lead to the production of new spatial forms.

It includes case studies from FAST’s ongoing investigations and engagements with conflict and post-conflict areas, such as: Atlas of the Conflict, Israel-Palestine, Village: One Land Two Systems and Platform Paradise, Zoo, or the letter Z, just after Zionism, Hotel Abkhazia and BLUE.

The exhibition ‘Border Ecologies’ was made possible thanks to the generous support of Harvard GSD and the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York.