Instant Housing by Winfried Baumann – Portable housing space. Since 2001 the artist Winfried Baumann has been building life systems for homeless people and other urban nomads. Under the brand urban nomads all the projects of Winfried Baumann are combined and they are all concerned with mobility, housing, provisions and locomotion. The most comprehensive group of works is Instant Housing. Instant Housing are small mobile homes, which are designed for the special living circumstances of their users and which are manageable by one person. In a time when ways of living are constantly questioned and social mobility is a requirement for all, Baumann’s work invites us to reflect on our own lifestyles, and those of others.
Urban Nomads, Winfried Baumann, 2014 Hirmer Verlag GmbH, English-German edition, 360 pages, 418 colour illustrations. All images © Winfried Baumann.