BUILT explores the changing city in the US and the challenges that will affect housing, infrastructure, neighborhood cohesion, and equity in the coming years. BUILT is a series of research, installation, dialogue, interview, and performance events of varied scale, including the opportunity for public conversation offered at this blog.
This week’s post focuses on a photograph from Dinner in the Sky:
“Dinner in the Sky is hosted at a table suspended at a height of 50 metres, by a team of professionals.”
One might speculate about the dinner conversation that occurs while floating above the rooftops. Are they talking about the relationships between luxury, space, and democracy?
Do they ask, how much privilege can you purchase before you feel complicit in others’ lack of privilege?
What do you see? Harmless pleasure or a fantasy of escape? Want a seat?