During my Spring 2016 co-op semester, I lived at No Nation Gallery & Tangential Unspace Lab, an independent performance and exhibition space in Chicago.
As a temporary member of the team, I took part in performances, helped install exhibitions, and built design-objects for the permanent collection.
At the end of my stay, I held a public workshop on DIY tensegrity structures--architectural interventions that can be built by anyone, anywhere, with easily scavenged materials and tools.
Participants were told to bring nothing but "sticks and rope," the nature of which were left open ended. The only tool that proved necessary was a knife to cut the cables to size--all connections were accomplished through friction-hitch knotting rather than notching or drilling the struts.