Mary Hale – DesCours 2009 – Itinerant Home

This installation, presented for the 2009 DesCours event in New Orleans, is described in the designers words as below:

Four years ago, Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans in a deadly pass.  Four years later, her destruction endures, but not for a lack of effort on the part of local and national groups, led by citizens and celebrities alike.  In response, Itinerant Home provides a focal point to discuss these possibilities.  The project takes the form of a wearable, inflatable house that shelters multiple wearers as they work together to navigate through the historic neighborhoods and water bodies of New Orleans.