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Future Architecture Platform

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2015 – 2016

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Terrestrial triangle, Perú -
Chile

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November 17th, 2017

No Man's Land Change this

Terrestrial triangle, Perú -, Chile
by José Tomás Pérez Valle Change this
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Using the triangular coordinates of a longstanding territorial dispute between Chile and Perú, "No-man’s-Land" explores the subtraction of territory as a subversion of the current politicize rhetoric towards the possibility of re-think border condition.

The project’s starting point was the impossibility of finding diplomatic solution to border conflicts in South America during recent decades, triggering international trials involving large amounts of time and money. "No-man’s-Land" explores –by contrast- a crude subtraction of one of those territories in dispute. Removing the volume of land and forming a captive ocean inlet: a triangular water-mirror artifact where the only possible confrontation would be two beaches overlooking one country from another.

The operation admits challenging the reductive construction based on the polarized rivalries between Peru and Chile originated at war long ago. Thus- as a political decision- the project explores its ability to withstand the course of time and sees in the possibility of border’s future obsolescence, the maximum possible usage; a transition from the rubble of a political conflict to a seaside place set in bi-national coast.

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