A City Sleepover by Jessica Rose (& Friends) documents in pictures a sleepover party at an abandoned train station in Toronto, Canada, for Nuit Blanche as part of the exhibition Re-staging the Encounter curated by Candace Hopkins.
A giant civic slumber party occupying an abandoned subway station
is a call to action for city builders to go underground. An invitation
to participate in the overnight construction of a giant fort, an
inhabitable subway station is transformed into a liveable place:
Sleepover City. The subterranean station potent for the collective
imagination is a site of live architecture, a do-it-yourself city. The
result is a shantytown—loosely planned, collaborative, and social—made
out of sleeping bags and blankets spanning two subways. Drawing on
examples of temporary architecture like tent cities, Sleepover City is a
proposal for a model (readymade) city where collective dreaming can
take place to re-imagine the city.