The formation of this triangular land and lasting cultivation upon it has transformed the Red River Delta into a highly anthropocentric rice-based delta. The delta area is affected by climate change variability as externalities, a fast and persistent urban expansion and environmental degradation presenting an increasing socio-ecological vulnerability, involving- biodiversity loss, water stress (mainly pollution and flooding), and social spatial fragmentation. These phenomena increase future uncertainty and local informality. The project calls for an acknowledgement and awareness of the presented systems complexity of this typical monsoon Asian country under such risks.
The proposed project focuses mainly on the potential synergy between topos and habitat- flux, translations, and diversity. It is composed of a cycle of reviewing, reorganizing, and resonating, with recasting existing vernacular adaptation strategies. A combination of methods- sections, multi-scalar approach, evaluation frameworks, and dynamic pathways- is used to explore systemic thinking of water consumption, urban occupation, local culture and land cultivation in the area. The possibilities proposed by the project are constructed in order to facilitate an integrated resource co-management through adaptive governance, as to understand evolutionary systems of water, land, and forestry within. By exploring systemic interdependencies in and across systems and stakeholders, the exploratory cycle from local to regional scales by landscape transformation and socio-ecological evaluation reveals a revised relationship with the ground towards socio-ecological resilience.