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Jr Osei Wireko "Fragile Fringes"

Waste is an ever-escalating global plague that will worsen with increased waste production, expanded product markets, and human population growth as is the case within the unplanned settlements and informal economy of Accra, Ghana.

The thesis analyzes the consequences that arise from Waste Routes—the vessels that move waste throughout Accra, and Waste Roots—the new geographies of waste that begin to form. The proposal focuses on textile waste as a case study and explores how both architecture and urbanism can function as a catalyst in instilling a circular economy within the unplanned settlements of Accra.

Program: Master of Architecture

Thesis Advisor: Petros Babasikas