RCA SHOW 2012

Emma Emerson

Architecture


Olympic Legacy Construction Phase 1

Mixed media


Zero Conflict Urbanism Community Boundary Trust
(Fence City): An Agency for Temporary Use

From the reinterpretation and hybridisation of the 'fence', can we establish new social orders and future myths and ideologies?

In light of the 2007 financial crisis the role of the 'informal sector' as a saviour of urban networks in times of hardship has not gone unnoticed. ZCBT is a sustainable organisation that temporarily inhabits liminal boundary components with local informal communities. This entirely self-sufficient commodity provides developers and local councils with site management and security through STREET ACTIVITY, and sets seeds for future local urban networks. Policymakers view it as a key tool in neutralising and making sustainable the privatisation of the urban realm. This is top-down management with a bottom-up feel.



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CV

Degrees

BA (Hons), Architecture, University of Brighton, 2009

Experience

Architectural assistant, CSA, London, 2011; British pavilion assistant, 12th Architecture Biennale, British Council, Venice, Italy, 2010; LFA events coordinator, Royal Institute of British Architects, London, 2009–10; Architectural assistant, Walter Menteth, London, 2009