A-Z Wagon Stations at Milwaukee Museum of Art


A-Z Wagon Stations are small living shelters that reference both the covered wagons of the western frontier and the standard suburban station wagons of today. Although the Wagon Stations do not have wheels, they are easy to collapse, transport, and reassemble. Their small size allows them to evade building codes, providing the inhabitant with the potential for greater freedom and autonomy. The first generation of Wagon Stations were “customized” by an intimate group of Zittel’s friends and frequent collaborators who would often come out to stay at A-Z West. Wagon Stations were first created for a commission to create a year-long installation at the Milwaukee Museum. They were later transported to A-Z West where they could be used by frequent visitors to the compound.