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AUTHOR: BARRY BERGDOLL

Posts by Barry Bergdoll
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Foreclosed: Re-examining Possibilities

As we prepare for the closing and de-installation of Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream next week, I’ve had the opportunity to reflect further on the underpinnings of the project and its implications at both the national and local levels. Read more

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MoMA at Rio+20: Museum as Design Laboratory

Installation view of Museum as Design Laboratory: MoMA and the Art of Advocacy at Rio Centro Conference Centre, Pavilion One, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photograph by Leo Finotti. © 2012 The Museum of Modern Art


By now nearly everyone concerned is frustrated by the lack of concrete outcomes at the United Nations’ Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development—and the lack of firm resolve on the part of most of the participating national governments. Read more

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Foreclosed: Close of the Workshop Phase


U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan delivers the keynote address, “From Crisis to Opportunity: Rebuilding Communities in the Wake of Foreclosure”

We ended the workshop phase of Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream on Saturday, September 17, 2011, with a series of Open Studios Read more

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Foreclosed: Two Weeks Left…

The multidisciplinary teams working on projects for the exhibition Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream have two weeks to go in the workshop phase before the final public Open Studios at MoMA PS1 on Saturday, September 17. Read more

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Foreclosed: Three Weeks Left …

The multidisciplinary teams working on projects for the exhibition Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream have three weeks to go in the workshop phase before the final public Open Studios at MoMA PS1, on Saturday, September 17. Read more

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Foreclosed: Prioritizing Project Elements

The multidisciplinary teams working on projects for the exhibition Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream have one month left in the workshop phase before the final public Open Studios at MoMA PS1 on Saturday, September 17, 2011. Here, they summarize their progress and outstanding concerns as they move towards finalizing their respective projects. Read more

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Foreclosed: Five Weeks to Go

The multidisciplinary teams working on projects for the exhibition Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream have five weeks left in the workshop phase. Here, they share the latest developments in their respective projects. Read more

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Foreclosed: Visualizing the Invisible

The five multidisciplinary teams working on projects for the exhibition Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream have six weeks left in the workshop phase. Here, they talk about how to visually communicate some of the less tangible elements of their proposals and the blurred lines between private and public process. Read more

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Foreclosed: Constructing an Exhibition Narrative

The five multidisciplinary teams working on projects for the exhibition Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream passed the halfway mark of the workshop phase last week. Here they talk about the varied resources they are using to help make decisions on model scales and project narratives as they choose what to include in the exhibition. Read more

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Foreclosed: The Halfway Mark

The five multidisciplinary teams working on projects for the exhibition Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream are halfway through the workshop phase this week. Here they share how they are moving from the research phase into the implementation phase. Read more