Global finance, geopolitical interdependence and the proliferation of information are transforming power structures from a condition where power was controlled by those who owned territory and material resources to a hybrid regime where power is controlled not just by owning property, but also by owning intellectual property.
This transformation is creating a new type of urbanisation in Canada, where intellectual property is undoing notions of urban rural, and instead metastasise a grid into a monument which spans a continent.
It is a monument, where the grid has become a space of separation, not connection, dedicated solely to the production and implementation of intellectual property rights.
The project claims a new space of architectural operation, one that spans continents and is based around the ownership of intellectual property. This is a condition that exists both in the physical world, as well as the abstract world.