PEACE BRIDGE

Conceptual Project

1/20 scale model



All bridges rely on the use of tension and compression to distribute pressure across a space. Peace works very similarly. When theres is a low level of tension in society, it is considered to be peaceful. This lifestyle is called negative peace, or the lack of violence. However, there is a much greater calling to peace. A society in which people are actively working positively to improve life for all. This ideal is referred to as positive peace. In an ideal society, both negative and positive peace are working together in harmony. We should live our lives in negative peace, always pursuing and checking our ethos against positive peace’s ideals. This beautiful tension was the inspiration for my bridge.