Living in a Media Hype

prints, 2001.

Living in a Media Hype

billboards in Queens, New York, 2006

This project is a research of possibilities of living in a media hype, billboards and other commercial signs: how to exploit the existing urban infrastructures and make them inhabitable. The advertising boards are reaching enormous sizes and some of them even have electricity so they are in a way perfect for inhabitation of different social groups. Unutilized urban inventories would gain whit this strategy double use; residential communicational console and attractive external advertising. This kind of housing could exist in a symbiotic-parasitic relationship between the host: commercial board that would provide the space and possibly electricity and the guest that would provide different types of activities which could go on inside the gained space.

Living in a Media Hype-proposals

The project concept sketches, in collaboration with Boštjan Kavčič, Ljubljana, 2001