Temporary housing + shelter was an exhibition project produced for the 2012 Tokyo Art Book Fair in collaboration with Whatever Press (Tokyo). Organised by Layla Tweedie-Cullen and Asumi Mizuo, furniture designed by Xin Cheng was constructed in Tokyo using locally sourced materials. The exhibition also included a suitcase saddle stool by Daikei Millls.
In Japanese ‘temporary housing and shelter’ would usually be translated into a combination of words that simply indicate post-disaster, the quick erection of buildings, and emergency evacuation centres. However, the split/fountain and Whatever Press project explores wider concepts around this theme and questions what ‘temporary’, ‘housing’, and ’shelter’ mean for the world and for ourselves.
Image by Asumi Mizuo
Temporary housing + shelter was made possible with generous support from the NZJEP Programme and Creative New Zealand.