mall squatting

Fascinating article on a couple in Rhode Island who responded to a megamall (or “Lifestyle Center”) built in their (former) neighborhood by creating a guerilla apartment within it and living there regularly and for long periods of time over a span of  four years.  I love the fact that they took the motivating factors behind such developments—striving to achieve “a condition of perfect climate control, where it’s clean and orderly and you are not forced in any way to confront reality”—and subverted them by attempting to achieve such desires completely.

[article from slate]
[artists’ site]


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