Unleashing Embedded Capacity: The Eurasian Coastline
A vast and fragmented region, the Eurasian Coast has a history of resilient alliances and external ownership across the Silk Route. The states forming the coastline are facing transition from dictatorships to democracy; supply to a market driven economy; and from route to source.
In the lowlands, governments are rapidly establishing ambitious capital cities, administrative structures and global relations, whereas the highland is stagnant, poorly organised and unable to manage its own sustenance. Introducing change requires an equally ambitious proposal for the highlands.
Local capacity is trapped between spatial devices of flow and control over physical assets and is expanded or prohibited in the context of national or global interests. The project aims to mobilise accumulation and exchange of assets of relevant local capacity across the Eurasian Coast such that local level structures have global value.