FabAgit at Conflux City

September 2, 2009


We’re absolutely delighted to announce that Fabulous Agitation will participate at this year’s Conflux. On Sunday, September 20 as part of our residency program, the developers and engineers from NSA [Our first residents!] will take out one of our carts onto the water taxi, commuting between Pier 11 in Manhattan and IKEA in Red Hook, Brooklyn…


FABULOUS AGITATION – portable platforms for art, food, and exchange goes to IKEA!!!!

Take the water taxi!
Take a Swedish iced coffee!
Make a home decoration wish & show us your shopping list!
We’ll be easy to spot because we’ll be wearing matching jumpsuits!

FabAgit will install one mobile research unit on the water taxi to and from IKEA. Between 10am and 9pm, NSA will run our snack+share cart on the ferry visiting the Swedish home furniture discounter, collecting pre-visit anticipations and post-IKEA feelings*. Hacked Swedish snacks will facilitate conversing over individualist aspirations within a mass-consumer haven and really low, low prices…

Please come and join this fabulous option to get agitated. You can find us here. And keep coming back to this site for updates!

*For our research, Fabulous Agitation, together with NSA, investigated IKEA slogans such as the popular German, “Wohnst Du noch oder lebst Du schon?” [Are you Living, Or Just Existing] or it’s US counterpart: “Make a house a home” suggesting individuality for the masses, and this fall’s: “New Lower prices. Same great quality.” reflecting on the current sensitive economic situation. Other vintage favorites include: “Home is the Most Important Place” and “Every Family Deserves an Island.”

No Standing Anytime  =  Christina Kral + Adriana Valdez Young

We are Professional Pop Up Public Interventionistas [PPUPI] making temporary environments for people not to stand anytime (that is, to interact, relax and/or do something fabulous!).

We mass produce spaces and experiences to:
– Transform public space;
– Build instant community;
– Conduct non-monetary exchange/trade;
– Perform constant community research;
– Enact reality shifts;
– Intervene in under-utilized spaces;
– Recycle the city’s detritus into productive public art.

To do this, we make all different kinds of portable platforms and mobile stations for people to give, take and make.  
We also firmly believe in wearing matching outfits.

IN CARTS WE TRUST. Christina Kral [Social(ist) Engineer] + Adriana Young [Real(estate) Developer]



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