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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

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Foreclosed: Title and Model Scenarios

The five multidisciplinary teams working on projects for the exhibition Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream have refined their project titles and models based on feedback from last week’s group critique at MoMA PS1. Here they share how their projects have evolved over the past week. Read more

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October 5, 2010  |  Small Scale, Big Change
Introducing Small Scale, Big Change

Elemental. Quinta Monroy Housing Project. Iquique, Chile. 2003–05. Image: Cristobal Palma

When I proposed the Small Scale, Big Change: New Architectures of Social Engagement exhibition in the fall of 2008, the housing crisis in the U.S. had just reached its peak. This crisis started from speculation on housing and developed into the biggest economic crisis in the U.S. in a long time, spreading out to many other countries and forcing millions into unemployment, a large number into poverty, and many even into homelessness. Read more

April 28, 2010  |  Rising Currents
Rising Currents: Promise of a Park

West 8/Rogers Marvel Architects/Diller Scofidio + Renfro/Mathews Nielsen/Urban Design +

The Universal Magic of New York Harbor

The chosen place, Governors Island, as a granite island in the middle of New York Harbor, has an amazing context. This natural bay where the Hudson and East rivers meet and the moon drives the waters of the Atlantic through the Verrazano Narrows, causing the tides to swirl around the navel of the world, Manhattan, is without compare. Here is where generations came ashore to build America, fusing their collective cultures together to form a peerless metropolis. The water was the center. New York was built on the shores, so that its magnificent silhouette would be reflected by the waves. Tunnels and athletic bridges labor to connect all its boroughs. Like the Bosporus and the Bay at Rio de Janeiro, New York Harbor has a seemingly universal magic. God created a place, which every civilization would choose for its own. Every morning, Manhattan is born again out of briny fogs. With Ellis Island and Liberty Island, Governors Island has been elected to share this bay. Together they have witnessed an intense history, or have themselves become the symbols of it. Read more