Oral (Infra)structure 001_SUPA System
Adaptive and responsive cultural infrastructure   












Built at a human-scale, SUPA System asks what music and sound can tell us about how we occupy spaces of power, and aims to inspire new ways of thinking about communal gathering spaces. A manifesto made physical, SUPA System cites far ranging influences to imagine how the vernacular of infrastructure could create new ways of living.

Taking inspiration from the aluminium frame of commercial billboards, the modular and open source structure riffs on a plurality of architectural traditions to create a flexible installation that repurposes commercial infrastructure to foster collaboration.Taking inspiration from the aluminium frame of commercial billboards, the modular and open source structure riffs on a plurality of architectural traditions to create a flexible installation that repurposes commercial infrastructure to foster collaboration.

SUPA System is a flexible structure that has no fixed dimensions and can be used in numerous ways. Set on hinges, the various walls of the structure can be opened and closed, allowing the shape to adapt to the space it is set within. Additionally, a semi-transparent gauze can be hung across the grid, transforming the structure into a screen for film projections.SUPA System is a flexible structure that has no fixed dimensions and can be used in numerous ways. Set on hinges, the various walls of the structure can be opened and closed, allowing the shape to adapt to the space it is set within. Additionally, a semi-transparent gauze can be hung across the grid, transforming the structure into a screen for film projections.

Collaborators: Deborah Garcia (Co-design), White Rabbit Audio (Sound Design),  Lauren Harewood, SOAKE (Visual Identity), URSA Concepts (Aluminium Fabrication)

All photography by Malakhai Pearson