Habitat 2190 (video, 16') follows the construction of the nature reserve Fort Vert at the site of former refugee camp 'The Jungle' in Calais, France - addressing the ways in which an imagination of nature is weaponised in the governing of borders, interrogating the intersecting mobilities, rights and co-existence of human and non-human life. For more information on this research, please see: statewatch.org/analyses/2020/fort-vert-nature-conservation-as-border-regime-in-calais/

Commissioned by the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA) as part of the exhibition
Fragile Earth: seeds, weeds, plastic crust (29 June - 29 September 2019). Collaboration with Faiza Ahmad Khan, design by Tom Joyes. Supported by the Elephant Trust.

Habitat 2190 has been screened and exhibited at
MIMA (Middlesbrough, UK, 2019); Tranzit (Bratislava, SK, 2020); Jan Van Eyck Academie (Maastricht, NL, 2020); La Casa Encendida (Madrid, ES, 2020); east bristol contemporary (Bristol, UK, 2020); Vdrome (11 - 24 December, 2019), with an interview by Elinor Morgan; and in the exhibition Hostile Environment(s): Atlas of Critical Habitats at ar/ge kunst (Bolzano, IT, 2019/2020); Z33 (Hasselt, BE, 2021) and ARCH+ (Berlin, DE, 2021).


Exhibition design together with Tom Joyes for
Hostile Environment(s): Atlas of Critical Habitats at ar/ge kunst in Bolzano, Italy (21 November 2019 - 8 February 2020). A project by Lorenzo Pezzani, curated by Emanuele Guidi, contributions by Dimitra Andritsou, Riccardo Badano, Geoffrey Alan Boyce, Samuel N. Chambers and Sarah Launius, Forensic Oceanography, Lodovica Guarnieri, Tom James, Faiza Ahmad Khan, Stefanis Levidis, Multiple Mobilities Research Cluster, participants of the workshop 'Tempi Morti', Tara Plath, Robert Preusse, Hanna Rullmann, Martina Tazzioli and Avi Varma (images below by Tiberio Sorvillo, courtesy of ar/ge kunst, 2019).


Short text written for the publication
Footnotes from the Centre for Research Architecture, edited by Riccardo Badano, Gui De Vore and Ariadna Serrahima, published by IF Publications and Gato Negro (image: IF Publications).


About the diverging definitions of dwelling, 'across various temporal and spatial contexts, revealing something of the legal, cultural and social implications of each.' Written for PNYX (journal of the Architectural Association), edited by Adolfo Del Valle & Oskar Johanson.