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Thursday, March 19 • 9:00am - 11:59pm
cape verde social (un) sustainability

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The format of the hypermedia cape verde social [un]sustainability was conceived with the goal of bringing forth a systemic understanding of the concept of sustainability. We understand the need to subvert the current environmentalist paradigm in the Cabo-verdean context of scarce natural resources and a large, economically fragile population. Instead of blaming the population, especially women, for the rampant extraction of sand and firewood which have high environmental impact, our work reveals the national supply chain, particularly in construction, and shortages that propel people to undertake unhealthy, risky, poorly remunerated work with high environmental impact. Therefore, justice must guide environmental protection.  

In this sense, the cape verde social [un]sustainability site entry point already introduces the four pillars of the narrative: water, firewood, sand, and territory, which are synthesized in the menu icons of the main menu of the interactive video.

A series of data, illustrations, films and critical photo montages are unveiled along the navigation paths to invite reflection and understanding of a wide cycle in the production of environmental impacts, especially in poor countries. View this project online: http://www.xucollective.net/unsustainability


Patti Anahory

Patricia Anahory is an architect and designer. She holds a Masters in architecture from Princeton University (USA) and her undergraduate degree from the Boston Architectural College. Her academic work questioned the presupposed relationships of place and identity, as well as the social... Read More →

Salif Diallo

Salif Diallo is a trans-media designer and a PhD candidate in Design at the Universidad Politecnica de Valencia (Spain). He holds a degree in Multimedia Design and Technology from the School of Art and Design of Caldas da Rainha (Portugal), as well as a post-graduate degree in Web... Read More →

Andreia Moassab

Andreia Moassab, PhD, is an architect and urban planner. She holds a Masters degree and a Doctorate in Communication and Semiotics from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUCSP / Brazil). She did a Doctoral internship at the Centro de Estudos Sociais, Universidade... Read More →

Thursday March 19, 2015 9:00am - 11:59pm MST