[Agroor] Landscapes of Civil Resistance
Professor Michael Hughes
Much like a labyrinth with a beginning and no end, the architecture of the Ad hoc is a physical testament of its social surroundings. It is a process whose temporal quality makes it appear as a work-in-progress story that has a beginning and no end. Its authors and audience have meshed into one. This project draws attention to the ad hoc conditions along the shorelines of the city Zuwara, Libya. Its campsite typology maintains the relationship between the user and the landscape, in which the user is not expected to occupy a prescribed space, rather take part in the articulation of the architecture. This helps in foregrounding the public as active participants and challenges the linear conventional design process. Moreover, the campsite typology is a critique on the nature of real estate and privatizing public landscapes.