Slag Bank: From Excrement to Capital

Core Architecture Studio 2

Spring 2013

Lydia Kallipoliti, critic

Slag bank interrogates the vicious cycle of transforming excrement to capital. Waste needs to go away and this very process of purging, transporting and carrying into oblivion all that is worthless is utterly profitable. Money is dehydrated; filth is made to shine.

In the studio, each student identified an untapped resource, invisible to our perception, yet economically vital for those who manage it. Students developed an ideological as well as a materialist position on recycling to regenerate a new economy and public space for the life of the city.

Cecil Barnes A
Danielle Griffo B/C
Julien Gonzalez D/E