How can design enable dialogue in contested public spaces? This ArchiteXX-lead design action will address the public-private interface of the last remaining abortion clinic in Mississippi. Design is a powerful, effective and often under-utilized tool in addressing the complexities of contested spaces. ArchiteXX calls you to collaborate with us in a practice of active citizenship through […]
Governor’s Cup: CDR Studio’s City of Dreams Pavilion on Governor’s Island photographed by Ashley Simone
The “Governors Cup” pavilion, a serpentine structure made of 30,000 reclaimed plastic cups, is supported by a cluster of trees on the Governor’s Island Parade Ground. It transforms the prosaic, overlooked and discarded into a site specific, ephemeral gathering space. The pavilion will host more than 200,000 visitors during the four month summer festival. This outdoor room and […]
By Caitlin Blanchfield A little over a week after the opening of the Venice Biennale, as the fanfare and hoopla began to fade, Sarah Williams Goldhagen gave the show a welcome lambast in Architectural Record. Rightfully, she took to task its overburdened curatorial vocabulary: words like “Fundamentals” and “Elements” belie the arbitrariness of the installations, […]
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