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- Serving as a temporary substitute, sufficient for the time being.

- Improvisation to meet an urgent need or emergency

Makeshift is Jason Joseph's creative practice focusing on holistic temporary architecture that deals with fundamental questions of how we might live, work, and play more harmoniously together. Makeshift’s projects quickly appear and disappear existing in the ephemeral, but they are designed to invest and embed themselves in a community, public space, or set of ideas. They open up possibilities, test scenarios, and subvert preconceptions of what our cities should be like and how we should behave in them. It pushes the boundaries of architecture to become more transient and for communities to take the city back into their own hands.


A collection of ephemeral dwellings with intent.

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