krzysztof wodiczko: the homeless vehicle project

this vehicle is neither a temporary nor a permanent solution to the housing problem,
it articulates the fact that people are compelled to live on the street and that this is unacceptable.
through discussions with those people in new york city, a proposal for a vehicle to be used both for
personal shelter and can and bottle collection and storage was developed. an earlier design was
shown to potential users and modified according to their criticism and suggestions. it is not put
forward as a finished product, ready for use on the streets, it attemps to function as a visual analog
to everyday objects of consumption, such as food vendor carts. it bears a resemblance to a weapon,
the movement of carts through new york are acts of resistance.