Mobile Stoop Project
The Mobile Stoop Project frees the stoop from its confines of geography and materiality by making stoops movable and obtainable, no matter the location. Currently in development and seeking partners, the multi-phased project includes a series of exhibitions, products, and performances. The first phase includes an exhibition of 13 lightweight stoops, which can easily be moved and reconfigured by visitors. Straddling the line between utility and fine art, the artwork can be “used” for community stoop sales, debates, performances, games, and events, while serving as a contemplative space during quieter times.
The second phase will involve the fabrication of a series of limited-edition lightweight mobile stoops using surfboard construction as a model. These artworks can also be sold as indoor and outdoor furniture — a critical and cheeky take on the trend of branding, packaging, and exporting “urban” culture. The final phase of the project is a global tour of the exhibit, including curated salons and performances that will offer a framework for creative and cultural exchange. By providing a traveling platform for social engagement through mobile architecture, the Mobile Stoop Project celebrates the stoop as a means of connecting face-to-face in our increasingly impersonal, disconnected society, whether the mobile stoops are located in Brooklyn, Idaho, or Japan, or installed in an apartment living room, suburban strip mall, or airport lounge.