Sustainable Cabin

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Cabin Fever offers a historical and cultural survey of the cabin in North America, an acknowledgement of the pervasive influence of this typology. The title of the exhibition draws from the idiomatic term for an anxious state of mind resulting from a prolonged stay in a remote or confined place. But it also plays upon the more benign definition of “fever:” a contagious, usually transient enthusiasm. The exhibition explores three main themes—Shelter, Utopia and Porn—each of which speaks to a critical cultural movement within the evolution of the cabin. The cabin is as much a cultural construct as it is an enduring architectural form, as much a symbol of a certain way of life as it is a marker of the human relationship to place. Such complex connotations and meanings have, at times, rendered the cabin indefinable and elusive. But at its essence, the cabin conjures ideas of a simpler, more primal existence. Artists, Architects and Designers Vikky Alexander | Anshen & Allen | Ant Farm
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainable Cabin
StatePublished - Aug 28 2018


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