A living wall is the platform or stage from which rogue plant life can infect the urban geometry. The wall offers certain opportunities for illegal inhabitation, the city’s human ‘other’ can take advantage of the wall’s mass to carve out ‘shadow space.’
“We can not, not any more at least, claim ownership of contemporary ‘city’ and its process: urbanization. It is beyond ‘human’ process. “ “Through de-composition, de-identification, and de-colonization of architecture and its central subject (human), we will attempt to establish a post- (or trans-) humanist perspective on architecture and city: a cyborg urbanism.”
_Jae-Sung Chon, Quasi-studio Brief
The current development of Winnipeg’s Exchange District is a homogenizing process, leaving little room for entities that do not participate in the socioeconomic entity called ‘city.’ These ‘others’ are often forgotten parts of our environment. This project posits the cohabitation of two of these ‘others,’ one non-human, the other human.
Quasi-Studio, Jae-Sung Chon (Instructor)
Published Warehouse 16, FAUM Catalogue 2007