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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Jeannette (Jingyan) Qin
The Imperfect Centre aims to address today's overabundance of food waste, where aesthetic preferences mean that food can easily go to waste. Seeing certain produce as ugly, overripe, too big, too little, or even incorrectly shaped results in otherwise good fruit and vegetables going to waste. The project includes a fruit and vegetable distribution centre and a market for the public, a tour route is set up to allow the public to experience the spatial structure corresponding to the ugly fruits and vegetables, to experience and observe the process of sorting closely to accept ugly food, thus reducing food waste due to the abandonment of fruits and vegetables due to their imperfect appearance.