Day Labor Station

Exhibition: Design for the other 90 | January 5, 2012 by

An estimated 117,000 day laborers look for work each day in the United States, working in an informal economy. The Day Labor Station accommodates waiting day laborers, organizational meetings, classes, and sanitation facilities, without requiring staff. The mobile center unit is designed to be built by day laborers themselves and deployed at informal hiring sites. Local organizations are given the opportunity to schedule on-site classes, including English as a second language, legal assistance, and civil-rights workshops.

  • DESIGNER: Public Architecture
  • MANUFACTURER: Ryan Construction
  • United States, 2006–07
  • Wood, metal
  • DIMENSIONS: 12’ h x 8’ w x 10’ d, 10’ canopy
  • IN USE IN: United States

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