An uncontrolled urbanization as a result of speculation, rapid population growth and a continuous influx of migrants from nearby war zones has seen the city of Amman, the capital of Jordan, expand in the last fifteen years by 65%, with the 50% of the agricultural land in the area reconverted into urban areas.
A development without rules that has led it to become the most expensive city in the Middle East, more than Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha.
An unsustainable development for a city where entire neighborhoods receive water only once a week, for a country that is one of the poorest in the world of resources and the second with fewer water reserves: according to the UN if urban development of the country should remain unchanged Jordan would risk to remain without water by 2025.
“Bye Bye Land” is a visual survey of a territory and a city invested by a rapid change. A change that is taking away the few resources available to the population, leaving behind only cement, inadequate infrastructures and almost deserted neighborhoods.