Exploring the limits of growth means to explore the extension of growth, both in terms of space and in terms of time.
Urban lifestyle is a major co-responsible of resources depletion throughout the planet. It is urgent to observe, research and disseminate the geographical implications of the supply-demand chain, and how the western life standards are dependent on extraction processes often distant from the places of consumption.
Migrating Mediterranean, elaborates a critical mapping which concentrate on depicting resources (extraction), migrations and landscape migrations.
The cartography delves into the Mediterranean “continent”, identifying the agents of instability to convey that the background which we assume to be fix, it’s in-fact not.
Resources, humans, animals, plant species, cultures, crops, literature, ecosystems, tectonics are ever-moving elements which proof that the analyzed context should be acknowledged as in constant evolution. The acceleration of growth is modifying such patterns at their very foundations.
The Mediterranean Sea is ancestral in its very nature. Cradle of culture, democracy, exchange yet stage of human rights violation and ecological depletion.
Its long-lasting, layered, and conflictual palimpsest offers an unprecedent opportunity to research the notion of time and space: the very foundation to address change.
Long-term paradigmatic changes need to be rooted on the acknowledgment of the simultaneous coexistence of different timeframes and disciplinary lenses.
Migrating Mediterranean is a timeless cartography, where the “instant” coexists with geological eras.
Migrating Mediterranean - Mountain Range, represents the Mediterranean Sea as a mountain system. The bathymetry is inverted, becoming positive topography exposing the orographic complexity of the usually submerged part of the “Mare Nostrum”.