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If temporary architecture was a sidebar conversation two decades ago, it now appears to be the only architecture worth talking about. In just the past few months, fly-by-night buildings have subverted public space in Kyoto, peddled booze in Copenhagen and prompted detoxes at Burning Man. Elsewhere, the trend has consumed whole communities, such as Columbus, Indiana, which is staking its identity on a many-splendoured biennial installation program. All this in addition to the yearly entries of the Serpentine Pavilion, MoMA PS1 courtyard and other forerunners of the phenomenon.

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