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Waste D Land

Waste D Land gives the viewer a glimpse into the future of the Mossel sand in the Veluwe.
This landscape is popularly called “nature”, but was created by human intervention. Even today, humanity has an indelible influence on the country. Global warming will cause sea levels to rise. Research indicates that this will be at least 1 meter in the coming years. In the most favorable scenario not until the year 2300, but in the most unfavorable scenario (if we would do nothing now) already in 80 years' time.

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This means that the land west of the Bergen op Zoom / Groningen line will be under water. Large numbers of people will take refuge in higher ground and this will lead to new uses of the remaining land.

"Poor" soil such as the Mosselse sand will become precious land in the future. A sand drift is relatively easy to cultivate soil. The subsoil is good, there is no need to sacrifice "real" nature for it, you have a view of the forests and the location, reasonably on the coast, will soon be good.

The work sketches the contours of this future: the starting point is the archetype house in various formats, which, by virtue of the quantity, give a picture of buildings in the landscape. Because of the contours and the wood, which is roughly the same color as the sand, the houses seem to emerge from the sand like a mirage.