moma exhibition: rising currents, opening 3/24

RISING CURRENTS: PROJECTS FOR NEW YORK’S WATERFRONT PROPOSES INFRASTRUCTURE SOLUTIONS FOR THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE

from moma:

“MoMA and P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center joined forces to address one of the most urgent challenges facing the nation’s largest city: sea-level rise resulting from global climate change. Though the national debate on infrastructure is currently focused on “shovel-ready” projects that will stimulate the economy, we now have an important opportunity to foster new research and fresh thinking about the use of New York City’s harbor and coastline. As in past economic recessions, construction has slowed dramatically in New York, and much of the city’s remarkable pool of architectural talent is available to focus on innovation.

An architects-in-residence program at P.S.1 (November 16, 2009–January 8, 2010) brings together five interdisciplinary teams, including Architecture Research Office (ARO), to re-envision the coastlines of New York and New Jersey around New York Harbor and to imagine new ways to occupy the harbor itself with adaptive “soft” infrastructures that are sympathetic to the needs of a sound ecology. These creative solutions are intended to dramatically change our relationship to one of the city’s great open spaces.”

gallery talk:  monday 4/5, 11:30 am

exhibition:  3/24-10/11/2010

read more about how it came together at the moma/ps 1 blog, inside/out

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2 responses to “moma exhibition: rising currents, opening 3/24

  • Scott

    Thanks for the Rising Currents plug (and good mention for Black Clock/CalArts, too!)

    • Jennifer Guinn

      absolutely, plan on hitting the opening next week. if you’re in on this and amenable to filling in some of the backstory or whatever, i’m eager to know more from the different approaches. i know the teams approached the problem/solution from varied and expansive perspectives.
      j

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