Sacred Land & Storytelling
The initial test site for the altar is located in Amhadu Bello University Farm. The ancient city located in Northern Nigeria is steeped in the Sufi Islamic tradition. The aim of the proposal is to create a space for communion with nature through rituals that support the reforestation of the Sahel Region. Desertification of the Sahel affects many urban centres in the region with migration, insurgency, crop failure and food insecurity etc.
As part of the storytelling exercise, I created a detailed reference map of my Lab B Materials project and the focus on world-building, animation and climate. This Miro diagram carefully details all the project references for the artisanal paper research project and provided the platform for world-building and storyboarding the fictional future society. This evolved into a collaborative, speculative fiction with Jake Stephenson-Bartley, a fellow MArch Student at CSM. The diagram is structured around the 'Realms of Power' in conjunction with a condensed timeline. The original template was provided by Faber Futures under the tutelage of Natsai Audrey Chieza.
click the triangles to find out more about urban consequences of desertification
G L O S S A R Y
Great Green Wall
Slash & Burn