Stevenson wants campers to change their routines by leading double lives, according to this Gothamist article. “Guests are encouraged to live their normal daily lives. They will leave the site each morning, take the subway and conduct their working hours as usual. Their domestic hours will be spent on the roof, in the great city outdoors, roughing it.” Before returning to the campsite, campers have to bring at leas one food item to be used in the communal dinner.
One of the artist’s main objectives behind creating a rooftop campsite is to make better use of New York’s outdoor space. “I think New York City (…) is a playground.” Want to spend the night at Bivouac? The secret campsite will be in New York until the end of this month. Next month it will pop up in Boston. Click here for the project’s website.