Campito. Western Slope and Denver, Colorado. Sheep Wagon, Posters, Public Interventions. 2010–2012.

A campito, or sheep wagon, is a mobile sheep herding dwelling used throughout the American West. In this intervention and research project M12 moved a campito around the state of Colorado. Operating as a connective project, it situated artists, a sheep wagon, and teams of community members and project volunteers throughout different locations. Writing and conversations occurred, and posters of new campito designs were distributed to citizens and national dignitaries from Central and South America who were in attendance for the Biennial. Campito explores disseminating information about sheepherding and fresh designs for a mobile dwelling unit reimagined for the contemporary sheepherder. The designs are attentive to the dualistic qualities of sheep wagons and herders—freedom and standardization, culture and agriculture, structure and spontaneity, and the vast nature of perpetual, unresolved conflicts of cultural heritage and human treatment. Campito was selected for Spontaneous Interventions: Design Actions for the Common Good, at the U.S. Pavilion for the 13th International Venice Architecture Biennale in 2012.