Javier Requejo Fernández from Spain designed Palafitos – a series of 13 small black houses that symbolize an ongoing crisis in his home country. Plagued by economic and political woes, the people consistently worry about their future. And a hard winter of constant rain has exacerbated the situation. Similar to homes in Chile, many of these gloomy models are constructed on stilts to resist floods. A powerful temporary installation with an architectural bent, Palafitos reflects on the turmoil that has permeated not only Spain, but so many countries across the globe.

+ Javier Requejo Fernández

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