During the recession, I was involved in research about temporary urban architectural interventions and guerrilla design installations. How could designers and architects improve derelict spaces in their communities without funding from clients or applying for permits to modify permanent infrastructure?
The hyperbolic hammock was created in a sculptural fibers masterclass while at Syracuse. Inspired by the pure lines and dynamic geometry of St Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco, I created the structure from hemp rope woven into an existing chain link fence corner. A series of straight loops fan out across opposite links, creating two intersecting hyperbolic paraboloids. The flexibility in the rope and fence allows visitors to lounge like in a hammock.