The Modern Collective Living Challenge is part of the Bee Breeders Global Housing Crisis competition series. For this architecture competition, participants are tasked with envisioning new forms of accessible housing for relocated farmers in rural China. The unprecedented scale of China's urbanization has lead to millions of people from rural locations being moved to more urbanized areas. There are many reasons why farmers are relocated from their farmlands including: planned area development that is triggered by city growth, infrastructure development, pollution, or economic pressure for the farmers to look for better living opportunities. Relocating is often met with many challenges, one of which is the change in the collective effort lifestyle. This means that it is often difficult for older generations to adapt when they have been removed from small, family-like communities into often hostile, urban areas.
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