Relocation Strategy


Seeding / House Attachement


Seedling Composition


Variable Connectivity


Game Board


Game On: Shishmaref

UC Berkeley
Spring 2013

In collaboration with Fanzheng Dong


Investigating climate change through the events taking place in the American circumpolar north of rural Alaska; this project seeks to not only address the challenges that rural villages face as the landscape erodes beneath them. This project also questions the role of the architect in such a scenario. What happens if the rural communities are not only presented with an architectural means to aid in an eventual move, but also the authorship of such a move? This project proposes a systematic move that involves community strategy and game play paired with strategic design and architectural apparati to aid in a realistic and village-lead move to sustainable territory.