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By Nannette Jackowski

Ambiguous Spaces, the latest installment within the Pamphlet structure sequence and a go back to Pamphlet's personal revolutionary roots, positive factors the architectural fictions "The Pregnant Island" and "Nuclear Breeding." those initiatives increase substitute city thoughts that handle the demanding situations offered via the explicit events and social dynamicsdescribed in arguable destinations similar to the Brazilian Tucurui Dam, the 3 Gorges Dam in China, and previous English nuclear try out websites. utilizing narrative suggestions, fictional courses, ambiguous areas, and development units, AmbiguousSpaces explores humans, groups, or even whole towns oppressed by means of a scarcity of freedom.

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Placed on the top of the craters, they can be used first as mobile irrigation arms and second as customized plug-in kits, as inhabitants transform the arms themselves into short-stay dwelling capsules. 34 Water-distribution diagram Projects like Farmland or Nuclear Breeding are not products of science fiction but spatial and programmatic investigations into the mysterious field of military nuclear technology. The fictional platform integral to both projects opens up fissures that allow for a kind of tantalized examination.

Former hilltops transform into a myriad of islands. +184 feet +203 feet +243 feet View of the pregnant island from the dam reservoir at the highest water level of 243 feet 51 The Pregnant Island Overview As in the Nuclear Breeding and Hanging Cemetery projects, we created a narrative that could absorb the dichotomies within the data we gathered. We designed the landscape based on the two facts that sound fictional: that 1,600 hilltops were transformed into islands by the initial flooding of the Tucuruí Dam reservoir and that the water level can vary by sixty feet between wet and dry seasons, mutating the landscape from valley to lake.

The lighthouse is used as a vertical orientation point. The bomb simulation diverts the path of the nearby river. 3 A kinetic structure based on the Master-Slave device can be manipulated and used for irrigation-system control. The structure assumes its vertical position according to the weight that it supports at any particular time. Tucuruí Reservoir Brazilian Amazon, 2006 Photograph by Eneida Castro The Pregnant Island 39 Father Nicanor tried to impress the military authorities with the miracle of levitation and had his head split open by the butt of a soldier’s rifle .

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