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Dates2008 - 2021
UNSETTLED is a long term project on change and environment and addresses
a current topic with global relevance. The series investigates, over a period of more than ten years, the evolution of the Belgian Village “Doel”. The area is under pressure by vast harbor expansions and related nature compensation plans imposed by the European Union. Large zones of former living and agricultural land are being transformed into industrial areas on one hand and “new nature” areas on the other hand to balance the expanding industrial zones and create through estuarine nature a safety buffer alongside the river Scheldt to cope with- and protect the land for rising sea levels.
The project refers to an international tendency of global environmental and economic shifts. It illustrates how people, their environment and surroundings as well as their social fabric are affected by these large alterations and are forced to adapt and in that way search for new beginnings because of these changes.
Unsettled was awarded, published and exhibited (inter)nationally sine 2008, received a project grant from the Dutch Anna Cornelis foundation and the Dutch embassy in London and Dublin.