Nomadic Infrastructure

Space Makers Agency is working with the Temporary School of Thought and the Hexayurt Project on the Nomadic Infrastructure project.

The aim is to map the physical and social infrastructure needs of projects that make temporary use of underused spaces. We want to develop designs and prototypes for mobile, modular units to facilitate the use of otherwise unfit spaces – as well as social toolkits for running effective temporary space projects. All designs will be open-​sourced and made available online.

Nomadic Infrastructure

  • The Temporary School of Thought made headlines in January 2009 when it organised a three-​week “free school” in a squatted townhouse in Mayfair. Its members went on to work with the Royal Parks to build the Treehouse Gallery in Regents Park.
  • The Hexayurt Project was founded by Vinay Gupta, the inventor of the hexayurt – an open-​source shelter design which has been taken up by the US Department of Defense and the Burning Man community. Vinay also works on strategic critical infrastructure mapping and helped found STAR-​TIDES.