TED Talks At TEDGlobal U, Cameron Sinclair shows the unreported cost of real estate megaprojects gone bust: thousands of migrant construction laborers left stranded and penniless. To his fellow architects, he says there is only one ethical response.
Raises a lot of ethical questions about the treatment of migrant labor. Shows the dark side of what can happen when migrant labor goes terribly wrong resulting in forced homelessness and poverty. Modern day indentured servitude all in the search for remittances to send home.
Questions to ponder:
1) Why is so little done to help these migrant laborers in their camps?
2) Where are most of these laborers coming from? How does this relate to distance decay?
3) Is there an ethical (right, fair, or just) way to build skyscrapers with migrant labor?