Vertical Archipelagos 1/2

Final presentations

Bachelor studio: Vertical Archipelagos (848136 PJ Design Studio 3)

Supervisors: Prof. Marjan Colletti, Andreas Körner, Jade Bailey


In 1972, anthropologist John Murra introduced the ‘vertical archipelagos’ hypothesis in his research on Andean cultures. This concept elucidates the emergence of communities within non-adjacent ecological strata. Diverse elevations yield distinct climatic conditions, resulting in advantageous enclaves and isolated pockets within a broader framework. As seasons transition and circumstances fluctuate, intermittent bridges and corridors form, uniting ecologies that would otherwise … more