Regenerating Sovereignty

Our strategies seek to dissolve the colonial frameworks and infrastructures which have historically failed to adapt to instability, and replace these with regenerative systems that harness the hurricane to support redistribution, self-reliance, and self-management of rightful resources: water, soil, food, and public space. Our study of the Juana Diaz Watershed, home of the defunct Ft. Allen U.S. Military Base, demonstrates prototypical and systemic approaches in which sovereignty over the land can be attained by management of water, reclaiming the hurricane, re-imagining it as a productive force. The larger topic and site is a collaborative effort between 12 students. The current topic presented here “Hacking Local Water Systems,” which acts as a unit and neighborhood scale is a collaborative effort with, colleague, Luis Flores.

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