We are INHABITANTS OF EXCLUSION ZONE (IOEZ), an online-only, remote, and open-source architectural research assembly located on a server near you. Part of the Architectural Association's Visiting School programme, IOEZ redefines ‘online’ as a tangible destination—the Online Outdoors®. We advocate for an academic programme where physical location is not only unnecessary but detrimental.

We journey to places out of reach—geographically challenging, socially complex or politically unsettled. Places unbound to the time of day, weather, borders or policies, but rather, they are realms that thrive on ideas, transistors, networks, and topographies.
We blend screens, hands, airwaves, footsteps, and frequencies, navigating signal delays, overlays, and cultural shocks in a world underpinned by digital connectivity. A different site, a novel form of travel emerges.

We aim to explore a world constructed from observations that evolve with our ongoing engagement with it—a world in real-time that not only transports a physical location but also unveils the hidden realities of translocated local networks and infrastructures.
Spaces become abstract with distance and the convergence of multiple perspectives. Zooming away from the physical distractions of each context, a universe of ideas, connections, narratives, and conversations materialises—a world in transit, taking form as it is traversed. A world in transit taking shape while being transited.
Translocation enables us to bypass physical constrains, travelling through networks of data and intellect while adopting another's perspective and perception. We journey to a space that no longer exists as such—a decentralised, collective experience. A space broadcast in its pre-built, post-built, or unbuilt state.

We are determined to identify and explore all political, social, environmental, economic, residential, and not least technological exclusion zones out there. Some may be physically restraining or demanding, socially exclusive, ideologically intense, or uncomfortable.

IOEZ uncovers, questions, and experiences, in various forms. A real-time global expedition, revolving around the spatial thinkers of tomorrow, merging time-based interferences into augmented arrangements of time and space.

IOEZ defines spatial frameworks and experiences on the edge of systematic computing, a complex fusion of analogue and digital.

“I was walking in London and a car from Mumbai hit me,” he said.

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