Flow State turns distribution into a civic process. Through Flow State, we have investigated the ways in which the hyper-efficient nature of logistics undermines social and environmental wellbeing. To go beyond this singular focus on efficiency, we have each proposed a new distribution centre in which an alternative, ethical principle has driven the design.  Though our distribution centres move different items,  they each use architecture to make distribution public. Flow State is led by Andrew Copolov, and is part of Monash Architecture Yr 3, 2021. 

Flow State acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung and Boon Wurrung people on whose unceded lands we live and work.

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James Owens
In response to the lack of public amenity within Dandenong South, this project creates public space, and provides potential for a system which both elucidates logistical processes and establishes a sense of agency for workers. Manufactured and controlled by workers through hijacked production lines and automated systems, the modules at the core of this project can be established in the factories and distribution centres which comprise logistical networks, creating a web of collectively controlled amenity space. The modules then hold accountable the companies concerned with hyper convenience by elucidating the environmental and urban impacts of their rigorously efficient networks.