Artur Zakrzewski, Year 4

A Global Village

The project proposes the launch of A Global Village, a company that produces a Universal Building System, providing rental credit-based accommodation around the world. Occupants would be able to live for free at any A Global Village franchise, once they accumulate membership credit either by making an initial startup capital investment or renting monthly until a full credit is acquired. The project in this iteration speculates on how the kit of parts for A Global Village would be deployed on a site in Dalston, East London – the first franchise of A Global Village. This speculative scenario provides artists – a disenfranchised community in this area – with an alternative shared housing facility, combined with studios and exhibition areas that blur the boundary of living, working and consuming.