koozarchPost-Petropolis: Alberta after Oil Boom by Ali Navid #art #architecture #artitecture #koozarch Post-Petropolis is the story of conflicting natural and artificial landscapes; a speculative and theoretical proposal that explores today’s immense rate of consumption, our precipitous abuse of the landscape, and the planet’s scarce resources. The context is Alberta after the Oil Boom. What will we be doing, imagining and designing after this orgy of production and immorality? What should be done with all the industrial carcasses and disfigured land left behind once the industries have exhausted the land? Post-Petropolis questions whether it is possible to heal the colossal land scars caused by Oil Sand production with an architectural strategy that envisions the post-oil future of Alberta.
Post-Petropolis is a fairy tale that tells the story of land, in a twelve-part fabular manifesto. Each fantasy finds its rationale with surreal and dystopian implications. An absurd ecological assault re-purposes the exhausted lands and glorifies the current irrational state of Alberta. This fairy tale is based on the belief that architecture with its visual capacity to comprehend space, people and time can provoke an alternative constituency and promote any utopian ideal.
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