Q-City: An Investigation
(2010) by Front Studio, Yen Ha, Michi Yanagishita, and Joshua Cummings. On display as part of the Landscapes of Quarantine
show, a group exhibition at Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York, on view through April 17, 2010.
From curators Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley: "Quarantine spaces are usually hidden: the sick and suspect are kept out of sight and out of mind behind closed doors or on remote islands. But is there a way to make quarantine visible, marbling it throughout the fabric of the city? What would the social, economic, infrastructural, and architectural implications of a “separate but equal,” city-wide distributed quarantine be? Front Studio’s investigation led them to consider the ethics of enforced segregation, the behavioral impact of economic incentives, and even the potential adaptive reuse of phone booths – all mapped onto the streetscapes of New York City."