Shabono structures by the Yanomami
From southern Venezuela and northern Brazil, the Yanomami built Shabonos as temporary dwellings for the whole community. Built using thatched palm leaves and wood these structures were built in clearings in the jungle. Each family would have their own personal area within the Shabono.
A framework in construction is used to hold things up. A framework for ideas metaphorically does the same thing. It gives structure to ideas and allows them to be better understood. Here is a framework I made a while back for “Experience Design.”
Installation shots of Jessica Stockholder’s Color Jam, which paints the streets and buildings on State and Adams in Chicago with swaths of rich colored vinyl.
I’ve walked through this space numerous times during the past couple of days. To truly understand it’s power, one must experience it personally. It is both the street as we know it and not the street. The space instantly brightens one’s mood and makes downtown sparkle amidst the grit and noise and wear.