Banlieue du Turfu

“The Banlieue du Turfu — A prototype to transcend reality” is the brain child of Makan Fofana. That in collaboration with Hugo Pilate, has also turned into an urban design project for creating alternate narratives around urban development.

It is a metaphor for the future hopes and dreams of the suburbs mixed with the hybrid reality that we already inhabit; asking questions regarding the ecological transitions in urban spaces. The project imagines ‘a hybrid future of suburbs’ by crafting alternative speculations and capturing the narratives and values that emerge from the ‘Hypercube’ — a series of urban design workshops, to find compelling metaphors, objects, spaces that can help transform the way the banlieue is seen and understood.

Work In Progress

Sketchbook