“Sleeper Cell: A group of people who remain dormant in a community until activated, by a prearranged signal, to perform acts of espionage, sabotage, or terrorism,” is the definition Husky cites on her website. But in the case of her version of sleeper cells, those “acts” aren’t what we usually think of when we imagine a terrorist cell. Instead, the huts and Husky herself act as silent do-gooders, raising public awareness of the benefits of opting for recycled materials instead of new.
The “cells” come in varied shapes and sizes but are all made from reclaimed materials ranging from pallets to laths to other found wood. Inside, they are lined with comfy looking quilts and mattresses, making them seem like the perfect spot to curl up with a good book.
Want to see the cells for yourself? They’re currently on display at the Yerba Buena Center For The Arts, theHayes Valley Farm and the Di Rosa Art Preserve.
+ Suzanne Husky