Rising Currents Boat Tour
Tuesday, August 17, 2010, 6:15–9:00 p.m.
South Street Seaport, Pier 17
The MoMA exhibition Rising Currents: Projects for New York’s Waterfront addresses some of the most urgent challenges of sea-level rise in New York City resulting from global climate change. It features five inter-disciplinary teams that have proposed solutions to rising currents at five different sites along the New York and New Jersey coastlines. On a cruise aboard the New York Water Taxi around these sites, representatives from the architects-in-residence teams and Barry Bergdoll, The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design and organizer of the exhibition, will give overviews of each site, explaining how the solutions on view in the exhibition present new ways to occupy the harbor with adaptive “soft” infrastructures. Barry Bergdoll also introduces the program.
Food and drink are available for purchase aboard the Water Taxi.
In conjunction with the exhibition Rising Currents: Projects for New York’s Waterfront
Tickets ($35; MoMA members and AIA members $25) are available online.
The boat departs from and returns to South Street Seaport. Please arrive at Pier 17 between 6:00 and 6:15 p.m. for check-in. Online ticket purchasers should bring their confirmation letter as proof of purchase.