”all experience open to the future is prepared or prepares itself to welcome the monstrous arrivant, to welcome it, that is, to accord hospitality to that which is absoulutely foreign or strange, but also one must add, to try to domesticate it, that is, to make it part of the household and have it assume the habits, to make us assume new habits. This is the movement of culture.”
The house has become an instrument of pest control, thereby making itself incapable og housing the homeless. This project questions former strategies toward homelessness, and seek new solutions through interaction and communication with the other.
Some say he is a failure, a casualty of life. If characterized, not by his loss, but his advantage; he is a crosser of boundaries, restless and transgressive; allways on the lookout for temporary places to rest.
”unmember wampires, stake them, behead and burn them, give them no rest and no place to rest. The you can remember the dead. The dead are proper, in place, authentic, fully present.” S. Brewster
HOUSING AND PEST CONTROL
The house is seen as a safe and controllable space. The house has become a way of controlling the other, the monstrous. Failure to control it is believed to have serius, even damageging effect; it is therefore of great importance to keep the other out. However, the other can become one o fus through submission of strict house rules. Failure to obey the law will be punished by evection or improsonment. The norwegian house has become an instrument of pest control.
PEST CONTROL AND PUBLIC SPACE
Our fear of the ”other” does not stop at our doorsteps. As more and more seek to the city, it has become increasingly important to ”clean” the cities of disturbing elements. Walls, surveillance cameras, security guards and ”clean” design ensure our safety as westroll through the streets.
The strategy is simple: make a communication link between normal society and ”other spaces and people”.
-By removing surveillance cameras, walls and other signs of pest control, replacing them with movement vectors and public elements
-By adding more publi elements, attractive to both ”normal” and ”other” people.
-By adding public services such as toilets, water fountains and temporary resting places.
-By linking with, and promoting, the qualities of other spaces.