Design for Diplomacy

Spring 2013 | Shanghai, China + Milan, Italy
Barnard College of Columbia University
Critic: Kadambari Baxi
Collaborator: Dare Brawley

This prototype for a World Expo pavilion is characterized by its malleability. The pavilion is composed of modules that are designed to be rearranged by visitors. These modules display a legible map of NYC imports and exports; as a visitor traverses through the pavilion, these maps become illegible with altered perspective. Through interaction with the modules, the screens problematize the myth of a coherent food system. The pavilion becomes an aggregate of individualization and embodies the temporary nature of the Expo format.