United Nations Freeport
The United Nations Freeport was a proposal for Roosevelt Island in New York, to be redeveloped for the United Nations by way of reparations for unpaid UN contributions by the US. Countries would be allocated space to trade within the US according to their performance in relation to the UN's Human Development Index. The Freeport becomes the meeting point of an economic analysis, the history and architecture of the UN Headquarters itself, and the "Mural Space" an architecture of innocence and celebration analogous to the gift-giving of nation states and the family home of artefacts and art pieces which the UN building has become.
VIEWS THROUGH THE FREEPORT
A series of coloured pencil and ink drawings, exploring the architectural language of the mural space as a redevelopment of the Roosevelt Island Site.
PARAMETERS OF 'HUMAN DEVELOPMENT'
A series of hand drawn statistical studies of various nation states and their position in the UN's Human Development Index. From this information, a masterplan strategy was developed where nations are afforded different trading opportunities within New York depending on how well their treat their citizens as part of the United Nations mission.