Nine times scale CSD-HC NON-DWELLING UNIT 1.0
The following quote from a lady on Skid Row sums up the project: “When a bird can’t even keep its home it shows how f@*ked up our banks are!”
I returned the following night to document my unit some more and to see how the commuinty was reacting to it. When I arrived the piece was gone. I asked some people near by what had happened and I got a lead from a lady that it had been relocated down the block.
Sure enough it had been claimed by a person whom owns what seems to be one of the largest sections of Skid Row. The unit now has a new home on 6th and San Julian. I asked the man how he had moved the 140 pound birdhouse and he basically told me he worked his magic. I asked how he was able to claim it and he told me that he saw the house early the morning after my drop, put his blanket on it, which let the commuinty know that the non-dwelling was his. I asked what he plans to do with the piece and he told me that he wants to use it for storage and later a store, but his friend wants to use it for a brothel.