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Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA)
Does Utopia exist? If so, I believe it is a state of mind, a way of thinking. This thesis speculates on future uncertainties. As such, my work punctures an illusion, examining history to reveal underlying tensions and, finally, conceive a brighter future for the Marshallese. Using the Marshall Islands as a case study, this thesis examines how a population might face traumas, both historical and climactic, and demonstrate how new infrastructures can build resiliency to support minorities and create new memories. My proposal introduces two potential “visitors:” Marshallese people ( future generations as well as indigenous) and the rest of the world. This plan aims to celebrate Marshallese culture, honor their land and its cultural significance, and, finally, build a memorial to their perseverance.
Jiang, Chengwen, "Transforming islands: a living memorial for the Marshall Islands" (2021). Masters Theses. 774.
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