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A Global Moratorium on New Construction started in 2020 during the global halt.
When everything stopped, the extraction of resources for construction went on.
The initiative argues for a drastic change to construction protocols toward non-extraction. Until then, new building activities should pause.

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Somewhere between a thought experiment and a call for action, A Moratorium on New Construction is a leap of faith to envision a less extractive future, made of what we have: Not demolishing, not building new, building less, building with what exists, inhabiting it differently, and caring for it.

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