The Restless Quarter


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Makeshift recently presented work as part of the exhibition Urbanition at the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery. Their project “The Restless Quarter is an open-ended document of mobility and change, an expanding propositional archive of the city broken down and reconstituted so that that it can shift according to climate change events (meteorological and geopolitical). Assisted by strategically located participants, The Restless Quarter collects – and borrows from – existing mobile structures and itinerant services found on the streets of San Francisco, Sydney and elsewhere. It asks those in the business of (de)futuring our cities to confront what design theorist Tony Fry has called the impending “age of unsettlement” and begin welcoming ways of living that are dynamic, responsive and opportunistic. What kinds of infrastructures, social networks and support services might The Restless Quarter require or self-generate, and which bus do I catch to get there?”

The project will be re-exhibited 4 August to 3 September at CarriageWorks Arts Centre, Sydney.

Related posts:
Makeshift, July 27 2011
Was about to re-clip second, February 3 2010
I’ve finally seen the Earth Room! December 10 2006

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