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.
Emilio Sullivan, Greece
With the focus on its financial crisis, Greece has put the issue of waste on the backburner. But the problem has reached crisis point. The landfill serving Athens has reached capacity with fissures causing complete shutdown. This proposal imagines the conversion of vacant corner-units in Athens’ polykatoikia – concrete-frame housing blocks – into hubs for micro-industry and recycling; a visible manifestation of local government’s investment in residents’ lives.