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︎Studio 4, Year 3

Marcus Fernandes

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Where they clutch their crosses and wait

The bunker building trend is booming. There are rumours that the elite are preparing for disasters you’ve not even begun to consider possible. ‘Where they clutch their crosses and wait’ imagines a bunker sat under the sand in the abandoned diamond mining town of Kolmanskop in the Namib Desert. Drawing from the area’s history of greed and the unequal distribution of resources, this project applies such parables to the bunker trend; creating a punitive shelter for Namibia’s upper crust to wait out dark days, forced to turn to faith and reconsider the moral implication of their privilege in escaping turmoil within the context of Namibia’s complex colonial history and strong Christian values.

Marcus Fernandes

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