Paris-based artist group Alterier YokYok will present a talk about Treedom, a place-making initiative and art installation located on A.W. Willis between Second and Third Streets in the Memphis Medical District Collaborative (MMDC).
YokYok artists will also discuss other similar projects they have worked on around the world.
After the talk, there will be a group bicycle ride from Crosstown Concourse to the installation site. MMDC will serve popsicles at the site.
YokYok tries to adopt different project scales, from urban projects to micro-architecture. Ephemeral installations, rehabilitation, transformation, mobile, light, or long-term evolutionary projects are many tools that can give life to object-architecture and that are settled throughout their work.
YokYok has the ambition to enlarge architecture fields. Timescales, as well as size scales, specific to each project, lead architecture to merge with other disciplines (landscape design, urban design, contemporary art, scenography, photography, video).
YokYok was founded in 2009 by Steven Fuhrman, Samson Lacoste, and Luc Pinsard after they received degrees at the school of architecture Paris-Val-de-Seine.