Vigil for Democracy
The “Vigil for democracy” project was conceived by Six Degrees as a kind of protest architecture. It was during Jeff Kennett’s controversial reign as Victorian Premier, when the self-proclaimed ‘vigil for democracy’ group were protesting against Kennett by handing out leaflets of the steps of parliament continuously – even camping there overnight.
A law prohibited the group for staying in one spot on government land for a certain period of time so Six Degrees designed a kind of moveable shelter for the vigil to use. Its wedge form slotted back into the steps of parliament and moved easily from side to side, dodging the laws. Unfortunately due to lack of funds the ‘Vigil’ was never built.