This note initiates the study of a temporary suspended habitat, guided by the very high suspension of hammocks in the forest by the Kalina first peoples; used as a vantage points for hunting, as well as their woven ‘gollet' wall constructions.

The graphic note inverts the form of a traditional maroon habitat so that those structural members which are now in tension, are formed from fabric sleeved composite reed cabling.

This hammock-like structure might accommodate occupation at different levels.

This project is part of a Fellowship supported by Tilting Axis and Het Nieuwe Instituut, in collaboration with the Amsterdam Museum, De Appel, The Black Archives and Melly.

*korjaal (pronounced kȯr-ē-al) is a dug-out or canoe.

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