Urban Nomad Shelter

September 1st, 2005 | Filed under: Architecture, Design, Mapping, Products, Social, Sustainability, Urbanism | 7 Comments »

Urban Nomad Shelter, designed by Cameron McNall and Damon Seeley of Electroland, acts as both a “humanitarian act and as a social provocation.” The neon colored inflatable shelters stand as beacons or plot points as they are scattered across a landscape, commodifying and exhibiting those whom are often neglected. [I.D. Magazine 51’s Annual Design Review (Winner, Concept category)]

See also Michael Rakowitz’s paraSITE.

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7 Comments on “Urban Nomad Shelter”

  1. 1 1 + 1 = 1 » tragbar said at 4:46 pm on September 2nd, 2005:

    […] Via Futurefeeder. […]

  2. 2 Tim Van Roekel said at 4:26 pm on October 28th, 2005:

    I WANT ONE!!! Gotta have it!

  3. 3 Andy Taylor said at 12:01 am on November 3rd, 2005:

    I don’t just want one.

    I NEED one!

    How can I get this item?

  4. 4 Laura Macdonald said at 7:32 pm on November 22nd, 2005:

    what a fabulous shelter – I think the city of Vancouver should make these available to the homeless. How will these be marketed – they look suitable for all round use – I can imagine camping in one! When will they be on the market…

  5. 5 Hoq said at 6:14 pm on December 10th, 2005:

    What a ridiculous idea – the prospect of calling attention to people who are trespassing on private property and somehow elevating them by placing them in flourescent shelters is asinine. Hopefully, they serve to call attention to people the police need to “shoo” away.

  6. 6 Ram Meir said at 9:21 am on October 22nd, 2006:

    I realy like the idea and will like to know where can I buy the Urban Nomad Shelter.

    Thank you
    Ram Meir

  7. 7 Will said at 5:22 pm on January 17th, 2008:

    I think this is a fantastic idea. I want one for myslef. Also I would like to call attention to what a dumb shit Hoq is and hope this person is some day homeless so that they can know what it is like to not have a roof over your head or a warm beed to sleep in. Go fuck youself you ingorant ass.

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