Guano Gold Enterprise is an ark that will allow all people in Nauru to flee the decayed land. The project is a work of design fiction presented as a collection of stories told by multiple perspectives representing the spectrum of human life that would be contained within and around the ark. Ideas of identities, borders, dwellings, and a mass human movement are investigated. It pays tribute to the tragic story of Nauru and questions the possibilities of the future. The exhibition is told through imagery and 3D printed forms of the Ark that is reminiscent of Nauru’s industrial landscape. The project holds its deepest respect to the people of Nauru and wishes them the best for the hope they hold for tomorrow.
John Gatip is a recent Masters of Architecture graduate at Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne. He is currently one of the editors of Inflection journal from the Melbourne School of Design. In 2015, he was part of the curatorial team of the MOTEL exhibition that exhibited two prominent mid-twentieth century architects, John Mockridge and Robin Boyd designed the Mitchell Valley Motel, Bairnsdale and the Black Dolphin, Merimbula respectively under the patronage of David Yencken. He is currently working at Inarc Architects that won the Interior Architecture category of the Victorian Architectural Awards in 2015 for the Huntingdale Golf Clubhouse.