Temporary housing + shelter publication and was produced for the 2012 Tokyo Art Book Fair as part of a collaborative split/fountain exhibition project. Co-published by split/fountain and Whatever Press, the publication is edited by Bopha Chhay, Masashi Kido, Asumi Mizuo, Layla Tweedie-Cullen, and Momoko Usuda. Contributors include Henry Babbage, Enrico Bravi, Bopha Chhay, Xin Cheng, Nariaki Chigusa, Kah Bee Chow, Common Sense, HIMAA, Robert Hood, Hirofumi Isoya, Keisuke Kawaguchi, Masashi Kido, Fumie Kikuchi, Azusa Kobayashi, Toshiaki Koga, Ryosuke Makitani, Nell May, Daikei Mills, Asumi Mizuo, Takeo Nakai, Mariko Okazaki, Michael Parr, Gaku Shingu, onne terre, Jun Tsujimoto, Layla Tweedie-Cullen, Momoko Usuda, Blaine Western, Suzuko Yamada, Lim Kyung Yong, et al. Publication concept and design by Narrow Gauge.
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.
Temporary housing + shelter was made possible with generous support from the NZJEP Programme and Creative New Zealand.