Last December TreeHugger covered artist Michael Townsend and his four year long secret occupation of the Providence Place Mall in Rhode Island. Now Salon picks up the story:
Four years after the mall opened, Yoto, Townsend and six friends in their art collective, called Trummerkind ("children of the ruins" in German), vowed to spend a full week at the mall that had transformed their city, to use the mall as an actual public space while surviving sans commerce.
"The mall has something really positive to offer, something that has nothing to do with shopping," Townsend told me.
"What is it?" I asked.