22 Feb '12, 8pm

A Suspended Wood Cabin Creates Extra Living Space in San Francisco

A Suspended Wood Cabin Creates Extra Living Space in San Francisco

In dense urban centers, it can be hard to find extra space for people to live: there's just no room left. But artists Mark A. Reigelman II and Jenny Chapman have found an unlikely space to install a rustic, wooden cabin: on the side of a San Francisco building, three stories up and suspended above a restaurant. © Mark Reigelman The cabin is an art installation called Manifest Destiny! that addresses issues of homelessness and inequality in 21st century America. The title references the hopes of early West Coast settlers as well as the racism and imperialism implicit in the idea that white people were destined to dominate the American continent. By chance, the cabin, on the side of the Hotel des Arts , was located around the corner from the Occupy Wall Street protests. The artists write: Manifest Destiny! is about our God-given imperative as modern explorers, to seek out pa...

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