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Urban Nomads

Winfried Baumann

At the intersection of art, contemporary design, and social activism, Winfried Baumann’s ongoing Urban Nomads series has as its focus the harsh realities of homelessness and neonomadism, often in conjunction with issues of housing, food, and restricted mobility. Foremost among the projects that comprise Urban Nomads is Instant Housing, a collection of customizable and readily mobile residential units for those in need of shelter. Other projects in the series range from the transportable cooking stations of Instant Cooking to mobile medical care units and Dresscode, which considers the special requirements of dress for those without a permanent address. Formally trained as a sculptor, Baumann brings to each of his projects both a careful consideration of function and a mastery of sculptural technique.
With more than four hundred full-color illustrations, this is the first English-language publication to focus solely on Baumann’s powerful and thought-provoking body of work. Rounding out the volume is an extensive interview with the artist and several essays by scholars in the field, shedding light on how the Urban Nomads projects prompt reflection on our own lifestyles and those around us.

360 pages | 418 color plates | 10 3/4 x 9 1/2 | © 2013

Art: Art--General Studies

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Table of Contents

Instant Housing: A residential concept for homeless people and other urban nomads
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Instant Cooking: Nomadic mobile cooking stations
Instant Exhibition: Nomadic mobile exhibition systems
Instant Help: Medical care for homeless people
Fu?bad für Alle (Footbath for Everyone): Mobile care service for body and soul
Instant Housing Shelter: Emergency aid for homeless people
Instant Housing Dresscode: Clothes and equipment for homeless people and other urban nomads
Nomads of the Present: Harriet Zilch
Interview: Nicola Graef – Winifried Baumann
Journal – Public Projects / Exhibitions
Nirvana mon Amour: Ludwig Fels

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