A Market in the Marshes
This superstruc gets various members of global society such as architects, fishermen, tourists and strategy consultants together in a collaborative project that will: Pump abstract capital into a given landscape section in order to increase this area's ecological balance, money and food production. A Market in the Marshes: The estuaries of Essex form a liquid edge to the county. This fragile boundary, which extends and retracts with the ebb and ï¬‚ow of the tide, reinforces the connection between the sea and the land. The proposal responds to current thinking on the managed realignmentâ€™ of the coast, removing hard sea defences such as sea walls and embankments that prevent the natural landward movement of the salt marshes, and allowing the land to be ï¬‚ooded by the incoming tide. Returning land to salt marsh encourages brackish vegetation and establishes the ï¬‚ood plain as an environmental buffer. A shallow plate is inserted into the intertidal zone, lying low on the horizon. The plate beds into the mud ï¬‚ats, with its extremities in the retreating tide and reaching up to the higher grass-land beyond.
We need engaged architects, engaged managers and ecologists to develop projects aiming to greater human-landscape interaction.
It should involve open investment, open politics and workforce, generating common areas for food and leisure production in a open-source-like environment. It would get capital and community life closer, creating common goods for the prevention of ecological devastation and social development.