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dc.contributor.advisorCristina Parreño and Roi Salgueiro Barrio.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBaena, Andrea,en_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Architecture.en_US
dc.coverage.spatials-ck---en_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-19T19:54:58Z
dc.date.available2019-07-19T19:54:58Z
dc.date.copyright2019en_US
dc.date.issued2019en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/121864
dc.descriptionThesis: M. Arch., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Architecture, 2019en_US
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of thesis. Page 100 blank.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages 81-83).en_US
dc.description.abstractThis project delves into the aqueous terrain where the arrival of people and water coalesce. Specifically, it explores the shifting landscape of the Virgen Swamp, in the coastal city of Cartagena, Colombia, where there is friction between flows of urban occupation and ecological flows. This friction is most noticeable in the 4km south border where urban occupation has taken over a fringe of approximately 80 meters of what used to be water. This water-people relationship is dialectical; urban occupation triggers the swamp to resist with floods, erosion and contamination. The city of Cartagena is full of stories of displacement and contestation with physical manifestations in the border of the swamp. Arrival neighborhoods at the border face a situation of simultaneous uncertain citizenship and ecologic vulnerability. The mangrove forest bordering the Virgen Swamp has been considered wasteland, and thus a place to be reclaimed by immigrants who find no other space in the city.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis mangrove forest serves as gradient between water and land filtering the water, preventing land erosion and protecting from storm surge. The recession of the swamp's shoreline due to urban development has degraded the once continuous loop of mangrove forest. The re-shaping of the border between water and land has occurred in the form of spontaneous occupation by immigrants and striated interventions led by the city and large private stakeholders in an attempt to solve water-land frictions. This thesis questions the idea of the swamp as a space of unchecked development or hard divisions. Instead, it sees the swamp's relationship to the urban and ecological as one of gradient and fluidity. In response to the transient nature of the urban arrival threshold, the thesis re-imagines an integrated development plan which brings together different stakeholders, proposing placemaking strategies for a space of displacement.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe proposed network of spaces catalyzes community reinforcement and livelihood. The project employs a systemic approach, exploring different scales and temporalities, and proposing design strategies that are both incremental and substantial.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Andrea Baena.en_US
dc.format.extent100 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsMIT theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed, downloaded, or printed from this source but further reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectArchitecture.en_US
dc.titleSpaces of arrival : swamp as a terrain of contestation in Cartagena, Colombiaen_US
dc.title.alternativeSwamp as a terrain of contestation in Cartagena, Columbiaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeM. Arch.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Architectureen_US
dc.identifier.oclc1102594525en_US
dc.description.collectionM.Arch. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Architectureen_US
dspace.imported2019-07-19T19:54:56Zen_US
mit.thesis.degreeMasteren_US
mit.thesis.departmentArchen_US


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