In collaboration with Jesse Vogler

    Change is changing, and with it comes changing forms of inhabitation—of being and dwelling as some champion; or of coming and going, as do others. Recognizing the potential of high-speed rail to restructure assumptions about proximity and place, we look for clues about this adaptability in an era when Chicago was the switching yards of the Great American West. And none conjured the logistical protocols of American space more directly than the purveyor of the Palace car, George Pullman. Learning from him, we propose a MOBILE INHABITATION UNIT. Union Station will undergo a transformation, an extraction, a distillation. We expose its inner figure. The Grand Hall is scraped of the anonymous poché that clutters its perimeter only to emerge as an artifact and a figure—somewhere between public vessel and objectified history.