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Living on the Edge: Defining shipbreaking at the edge of globalisation in Alang, India

Part 2 Project 2016
Edward Dromgool
Victoria University of Wellington Wellington | New Zealand
Forty thousand men on the coastline of Alang, India, dismantle half of world’s discarded ships in a process referred to as shipbreaking. The vessels are dismantled piece by piece, with no more than a gas torch and physical labour, within a toxic landscape.

This design introduces an ecosystem within the shipbreaking community of Alang by introducing many interconnected systems that allow for self-sufficiency inspired by concepts of bio-mimicry.

Edward Dromgool


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