Min jin kook
Un-Black Boxing Mitigation Infrastructures
Flow Animation for Alternative Imaginaries in Barcelona
Cities are full of risk-mitigation infrastructure to protect ourselves from floods, erosions and threatening natural disasters. These infrastructures include underground retention tanks, dams and channelized river. They are purposefully hidden away because they are under highways or underground. Most of risk-mitigation infrastructures are under-utilized ninety-five percent of the time. They only serve one function for two weeks every year. They are empty most of the year. Is there an alternative project to consider these risk-mitigation infrastructures while they are completely mono-functional and under-utilized? This directed research aims to bring alternative imaginaries to reveal these "backstages" of cities.