From paraSITE to P(LOT)

Michael Rakowitz, whose paraSITE project involved inflatable homeless shelters that hook up to HVAC outtake ducts to borrow wasted heat, is at it again: his P(LOT) suggests that public spaces used for automobile storage--aka parking spaces--could be rented for other causes, like housing the homeless. Regine reports:
The acquisition of municipal permits and simple payment of parking meters could enable citizens to, for example, establish temporary encampments or use the leased ground for different kinds of activities. A first initiative turns ordinary car covers into portable tents, available for loan at the MUMOK, the Museum of Modern Art in Vienna. Interested citizens have the choice to use one of five covers ranging from a common Sedan to a luxurious Porsche or motorcycle.
Via Off Center.

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