The indication that we live in the middle of military economies, technologies and territories is mostly out of the range of our sight. Integrated freedom is a photographic project about how a familiar element of the dutch landscape has been recently re-applied into modern security systems.
In the middle of The Hague, international city of Peace and Justice,
stands the International Zone: a place where international organizations
and residential areas coexist. Mostly collocated far from populated areas,
International Zones necessitate elevated security measures which consequently
present themselves in a very prominent and visible aspects.
Fences and high walls would have too much impact on citizens of a
semi-residential area, and this is why The Hague’s international Zone is
also considered as a testing ground for new security measures.
So how do we make security and freedom coexist? The dunes, a historical
and familiar element of the dutch landscape have been re-used to solve security
requirements in an inventive yet questionable way. Thanks to their
wavy qualities, the dune-scape blends buildings and environment into
one composition, achieving maximum security with minimum visibility.
Integrated freedom analyzes the landscape of The Hagueʼs international
Zone by unfolding two realities: the one we perceive and the one we do
Integrated Freedom is a project commissioned by Humanity House Museum, 2018