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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Shira Baker
The motherboard is systematised like Amazon’s Dandenong South Distribution Centre. Without the power of advanced technology, the centre does not function efficiently. However, the constant need for efficiency has led Amazon to rely on technological advancements over humans, creating power-hungry company whose successful ecommerce processes are opaque. Therefore, in creating an ethical competitor to Amazon, I have adopted and tinkered with the notion of the motherboard to create a work environment in which existing technology is reconfigured to benefit humanity, not just efficiency.