project in collaboration with Baiba Soma

Part of the exhibition GEO-DESIGN: Sand. Presented at the Van Abbemuseum,  EINDHOVEN.

https://geodesign.online/archive/projects/landscope
https://sand.geodesign.online



















The exploration of the importance of sand for the Moroccan context revolves around points of extraction, construction and economic developments. As the coastal landscape continuous to be altered, a governmental plan called ‘Vision 2020’ aims to attract 20 million visitors by the end of the decade. Within this strategy, contradictorily, sand serves as a touristic attraction as well as the main component for construction.

If the geological timeframe of the formation of sand is slow, it paradoxically enters in friction with the speed of a 20years urban planing timeframe. Like the ticking of a clock, the rocks become sand at the rhythm of millennia, beyond the individual life of man.



link to the video:
Landscope









Sand movie “Béton”, taken from the series “Le relief de l’Invisible” co- produced in 1997 by Alto-Média and the Cité des sciences et de l’industrie.



Aerial photos of North Douar, Sand Dredging
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Aerial photos of Lixus Resort
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