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Studiolow (Héloïse Charital and Ismaël Rifaï)

Modern Aviaries

Junk is changing the habits of wildlife around the world. White storks – once emblems of migration – are settling down thanks to the food stability offered by open landfills, creating stork "ghettoes".

Héloïse Charital and Ismaël Rifaï’s investigation offers a frame for exploring landfills as architectures of junk, with their own ecosystems and structures built on the waste generated by urban centres nearby.

Focusing on landfills at Evora in Portugal, Dos Hermanas
in in Spain and Kinitra in Morocco, Modern Aviaries depicts open landfills as a new kind of man-made landscape, where human activity is shaping and changing the behaviour of other animals.

Focusing on landfills at Evora in Portugal, Dos Hermanas
in in Spain and Kinitra in Morocco, Modern Aviaries depicts open landfills as artificial landscapes, with three sculptures that represent the confluence of the natural and the manmade.

Credits:
Landfill Portugal
Gesamb – Gestao Ambiental E De Residuos, Estrada Nacional Nº 380, 9, Km. 89 Nossa Sª Da Tourega, Aterro Intermunicipal, Nossa Senhora Da Tourega, Évora, Portugal

Landfill Spain
Conica Montemart, 41500 Alcalá de Guadaíra, Sevilla, Spain

Landfill Morocco
Route De Moulay Bousselham, Kenitra, Morocco

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