The brief asked contributors to respond through any medium in any way they saw fit. Within two weeks, Fraser had more than 50 submissions from as far afield as Brazil and Australia. The projects spoke of social infrastructures for minority ethnic groups, of new systems of living, of futures in which we find a way out of climate crisis, of hope. Read more about Fraser’s curatorial process and the reason he instigated the idea in his essay here.
Hamza Shaikh, West Bank
Vast quantities of material and resources have been spent maintaining the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea since the war. This monument for reunification is conceived as a symbol and focus for mediation, open to appropriation and use by citizens from both sides of the border. Its cost pales in comparison to the ongoing drain of maintaining the militarised border; a reconciliation strategy should be the cornerstone of a more sustainable approach.