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Foreclosed: Close of the Workshop Phase

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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 with the five architects-in-residence teams at MoMA PS1. Each team presented their proposals to visitors, with nearly completed models and renderings.

U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan discussing Studio Gang's proposal with Jeanne Gang and Mohsen Mostafavi, Dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Design, at the September 17 Foreclosed Open Studios at MoMA PS1. Photograph by Brett W. Messenger. © 2011 The Museum of Modern Art

The Open Studios were followed by a keynote address, titled “From Crisis to Opportunity: Rebuilding Communities in the Wake of Foreclosure,” by U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan. The closing panel discussion, with Mohsen Mostafavi, Dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Dean of the Miami School of Architecture, was moderated by myself and Reinhold Martin, Director, Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture at Columbia University.

U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan discussing Zago Architecture's proposal with Andrew Zago and Mohsen Mostafavi, Dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Design, at the September 17 Foreclosed Open Studios at MoMA PS1. Photograph by Brett W. Messenger. © 2011 The Museum of Modern Art

We are now moving into the next phase of exhibition planning, which includes working on the catalogue and developing the plan for how to exhibit the work in the gallery. In this interim phase, we will be inviting several guest contributors to reflect on the project from different vantage points. We hope you will continue to follow the discussion as we lead up to the exhibition opening at MoMA on February 14, 2012.