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Territory

THE RIGHT OF WAY IS THE RIGHT TO THE CITY
Toronto, Canada

DREDGESCAPING TOLEDO

Toledo, USA

EN POINTE!

Kagran, Austria
w/ Lorena Del Rio Architect

CONSTELLATORY COVE

Porto Brandao, Portgual
w/ Lorena Del Rio Architect

RECON-FIGURE
Far Rockaway, USA

UNLOCKING AMERICA'S CORE
White Space, USA

IN GRID WE TRUST
Manhattan, USA

LIQUID COMMONS
Hudson Strait, Canada

ICEROADS/ TRUCKSTOPS
Contwoyto, Canada

OUTLINE OF THE CORE
Rotterdam, NL

PLINTHESIS
Toronto, Canada

THE NEW MONUMENTALITY
Passiac, New Jersey, USA

Architecture

VARNA PUBLIC LIBRARY AND ARCHIVE
Varna, Bulgaria

STEAM STRATUM
Liepaja Latvia

FIRE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS
San Francisco, CA

CONSERVATORY HOUSE
London, UK

DRIFT HOUSE
Arctic, Canada

TORONTORIUM
Toronto, Canada

THE INFRASTRUCTURAL SPACE OF APPEARANCE
Toronto, Canada

BRUCE MAU DESIGN OFFICE
Toronto, Canada

Installations

SCAFFOLDIA
Oakland, USA

FORMWORKS
San Francisco, USA

RE-RIGGING AIR
Copenhagen, Denmark

GARDEN OF DISPLACED ROOTS
Grand Metis, Canada

ENVELOOPS
Toronto, Canada

INTERLACE
Los Angeles, USA
w/ MG&CO

Liquid Commons
InfraNet Lab, 2010
Team: Neeraj Bhatia, Mason White, Maya Przybylski, Lola Sheppard, Ceara Allen, Matthew Spremulli, Fei-Ling Tseng


Access to educational infrastructure is extremely challenging in remote areas such as Nunavut, Canada. Recent studies have found that more than half of Nunavut’s working-age population and 80 percent of its youth (ages sixteen to twenty-five) struggle with literacy, an issue that Nunavut’s premier suggests is at the root of poor housing conditions, high suicide rates, domestic violence, poverty, and lack of job skills. Liquid Commons provides a new, malleable educational infrastructure composed of a series of boats that travel between the harbors of eleven adjacent settlements, catering to more than seventy-five hundred ”unserved” citizens. By disaggregating and transporting educational services, a larger selection of amenities is afforded to these locations. During the fall season, before the Hudson Strait freezes, the boats gather at flexible nodes along the icebreaker shipping route to create a central hub as well as a bridge across the icebreaker’s fissure to allow for connection between these settlements. By utilizing water as a distributor during the summer and as a shared connective platform in the winter, Liquid Commons becomes both a unifying network and a node.