Unhome : objects of vulnerability
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Unhome: Objects of Vulnerability, references simple structures and ad hoc processes that come out of the human need for shelter. Proceeding from the need for physical protection from hostile environments, various techniques and technologies - inventions engendered by need - have been employed to clarify formal and conceptual concerns about housing. The provisional architectures represented have been constructed - as in vernacular architecture - by employing materials that are readily available or that come easily to hand. Rather than using conventional construction techniques and durable materials, however, the structures were erected by way of sewing, weaving, textiles, and recycled materials. The resultant objects remain vulnerable and fragile in potentially dangerous circumstances.
DegreeMaster of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
DepartmentArt and Art History
CommitteeBorsa, Joan; Duvall, Linda
Copyright DateOctober 2014
shelter, homeless, homelessness, vernacular building, textiles, sewing, weave, architecture, vulnerable, protection, ad hoc, home, slum