It always fascinates me how many pre- and misconceptions people carry around with themselves. All of these conceptions influence perceptions, the interacting with things and people and the ways of doing or creating things. Also design. The hardcore layout series is one of the best examples of how an outlook on society and a lifestyle one adopts influences the design and also the design process (read DIY instead of mass production or big established industries).
Feigenbaum’s work is the perfect illustration of this. Never lived in the ghetto but fell in love with the ghetto, to paraphrase Looptroop, he built up a mental museum of different images of what the ghetto is. Of course, it wasn’t. For his series “trainset ghetto” (2008-2011) he translated his imagined ghetto into small architecture models.
Images from peterfeigenbaum.com