Dissolving Boundaries

Dissolving Boundaries
Timothy Niou

WHAT/WHO/WHY:

The primary program of this installation is to serve as a food cart for the homeless.  However, this would most likely create an awkward bubble within the neighborhood where the residents and the homeless won’t interact.  One solution to this is to incorporate a secondary program of street chess (or other board games).  Although not really a social service, street chess can provide strong social interactions.  This is a very good way for people from all kinds of backgrounds to interact and enjoy an enriching and often times humbling moment together.  This video describes the street chess scenes in San Francisco but are also prominent in many urban areas all around the world.

MATERIAL AFFECT:

The main material will be wood and most likely some kind of stick wood type.  This allows for an opportunity to create a unitized system that is able to slowly “dissolve” away while at the same time be used as urban furniture.

Nutritional Value of food

Nutritional Value of food

Homed vs Homeless Priorities

Homed vs Homeless Priorities

Potential for Interaction

Potential for Interaction

Dissolving the social differences through common activities

Dissolving the social differences through common activities

Homeless and Homed interaction.

Homeless and Homed interaction.

Potential of opportunities through a single move.

Potential of opportunities through a single move.

Potential time of interaction between Homeless and Homed during day.

Potential time of interaction between Homeless and Homed during day.

Packing, Deploying, Modularity

Packing, Deploying, Modularity

Efficiency of Geometry

Efficiency of Geometry

Need to be met between night and day.

Need to be met between night and day.

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One response to “Dissolving Boundaries

  1. The diagrams are great. Where is your paragraph/sentences? This would be helpful for me to hone in on your purpose.
    The time and overlap was eating and the type of eating is clearly important too you. zoom in on this. measure this. acutely. what is the different of being together with a stranger for 1 minute, 3 minutes, 10 minutes, 40 minutes, 2 hours…
    what is the quality of that time together. ZOOM-IN. what is the scale an what does it mean qualitatively to be ‘together,’ what is that experience and how can a material assembly be a filter/instrument for that?
    Great start. lets get into material assembly and material affect…to support this idea.

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