"Burning Man Arts Festival, (aka Black Rock City, ) Nevada - September 2011"
When people leave the high-rises of the cities and the builder houses of the suburbs, what kind of shelter do they live in? Architectural photographer Maxwell MacKenzie recently set out to capture the answer to that question, often from his powered-parachute ultra-light aircraft. In Nevada, he found the 55,000 inhabitants of the Burning Man festival arranging tents, domes, and RVs into an organized city; In Minnesota, houseboat communities; in Florida, Airstream rallies. Helter-Shelter: An Exploration into the Organization of Temporary Communities at the AIA Headquarters Gallery in Washington, D.C., exhibits MacKenzie's mural-sized panoramic photographs of assembled communities. Through Jan. 31. • aiadc.com