Mo' pixels, mo' problems : institutionalizing street artists without killing their street cred
Master of Architecture
The old drive-in theater is dead, so where do car culture, projection technology, and provisional communities converge in contemporary culture? On the street. In a parking lot. Around a second program. Three forms of guerrilla projection occur in three different urban conditions. But are the conditions mutually exclusive? Could guerrillas play together in overlapping urban instances? Can an institution cultivate these street artists without killing their street cred? It would take a new institution. Rumors of expansion at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston have pointed to property occupied by its parking garage as a potential site for new construction. But the parking garage may already be an ideal platform for the descendents of the drive-in. Framed by the limits of the existing garage, this thesis project proposes a small number of interventions to expand the potential for guerrilla occupation. The result is a moving target museum.
Architecture; Communication and the arts