Installation, Built Project

2012 / KIT–ARCH
BLM, Prof. Petra von Both

In collaboration with Thomas Schmitz, Damian Platten, Matthias Spath, Nicolas Wolf

This installation made of plastic boxes for vegetables depicts the bad living conditions of seasonal workers in agricultural working sites in Almeria, Spain. Due to low wages the so-called Chabolas, self built plastic huts between the greenhouses, are the only shelter the workers can achieve. The project contradicts spatial qualities of Chabola dwellings and so poses questions towards essential requirements for human habitation.