This project looks at the ancestral tie that connects the Mauritian diaspora in London to Mauritius. It stems from an attitude towards diasporic spaces in which they are seen as secondary, meaning the design of these spaces is typically one that ‘makes do’, leading towards spaces that by design remain in a precarious position.
What happens when we centre the multi-layered identity of a diaspora in the design process? In considering the existing rituals of the Mauritian diaspora in London, as well as relating this to the ancestral rituals of space-making in the Mauritian landscape, the project reimagines Wood Green through a series of multi-scalar foodscapes, speculating on a new type of housing typology, alongside growing and commercial spaces.
Wood Green, Haringey