|Title||Everyone needs a home|
|Artist / Creator||Guylaine Couture|
|Place of Publication||Montreal, Canada|
|Process / Technique||Laser printed qr-code|
|Structure / Binding||Small models on an open book|
|Medium / Materials||Old book, various book pages, Tyvek, papyrus paper, velum, ink, pencils, thread|
|Paper Stock||Strathmore Watercolour Post Cards|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||18 x 11 x 2.75 inches closed.|
|Box / Wrapper||Box|
|Signed & Numbered||Signed by the artist|
Many architects and humanitarian workers have addressed the issue of shelter. They strive to create lightweight structures that take up little space, and are easy to carry and mount. These new homes need to be safe and sustainable because migrants can live for a long period of time in these places. This is a real architectural challenge that many have brilliantly met. I wanted to emphasize this part of the work of an architect, to make so that the human being feels safe in this new reality. My research started with the movement and book, “Design like you give has damn: architectural responses to humanitarian crises.” In this unique artist book, I present nine real projects notated by qr-code. All my constructions are made with postcards. Each house is a little damage because despite brilliant conceptions, living conditions are difficult. By raising each refuge, you will meet a migrant, with name, country of origin and age. The height of the stack is a representation of their history.
Artist BioGuylaine Couture lives in Montreal, speaks French, teaches graphic design and shares her discoveries on her blog. She started making artist books after a short bindery workshop some years ago. She has this obsession with creativity and paper for a long time. As a graphic designer, Guylaine is upset by the enormous quantities of paper and words used and abused to push a commercial message. The re-use of printed documents, pieces of photos, and chosen words is a perpetual game for her. Using collage, drawing and manual printing, she tries to give a new direction, a second life to this material. Each book attempts to create a fusion between the contents and the container while questioning the manipulation of the object by the reader. Browse slowly one of its artists' books is an experience, a conversation, a relationship with her and her concerns. She participated in exhibitions in Canada, the United States, Europe and Australia.