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Michael Rakowitz

 (born 1973)
Michael Rakowitz is active/lives in Illinois.  Michael Rakowitz is known for installation sculpture-public projects, teaching.

Biography   Michael Rakowitz


Michael Rakowitz earned a masters of science degree in visual studies from MIT in 1998.

Also in 1998 Michael Rakowitz started "paraSITE" a project which produced and distributed portable dwellings made of plastic trashbags and packaging tape. The tents which are used by the homeless in winter attach to building vents and like a parasite, exploit the energy of the host.

In 2002 Rakowitz was awarded the top prize for his inventive design in project "ParaSITE" in a competition co-organized by UNESCO and the Felissimo Design House.

In 2004 he produced "Test Ballot: Examining the Faulty Machinery of Democracy" which was executed on election day, November 2. Rakowitz brought fifteen old voting machines from Florida, the same   ...  Displaying 750 of 911 characters.

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