In line with this year’s theme, MAS is activating Gilbert Court in the Museum with six projects that creatively address some of the city’s most intractable problems.
By FXFOWLE Architects
Public Square is a modular system to incrementally reclaim roadway space, as the use of automated vehicles reduces the need for on-street parking. With applications ranging from seating to retail stands, playgrounds, gardens, and green space, Public Square can be assembled into an endless number of configurations to respond to neighborhood needs as they change.
By Brownsville Community Justice Center
The BCJC Live app seeks to imagine an alternative to development through displacement, by creating the potential for youth driven, community-led development that benefits community members. Through a site-specific augmented reality app, BCJC Live allows youth to reactivate spaces and present an alternative narrative of potential community development.
By Feminist Architecture Collaborative
This multimedia scenography empowers citizens (and those to whom citizenship or the privilege of the vote is denied) to voice resistance in three simultaneous fora: directly to members of government, on social media, and on the street. #ICALLED is political speech, a selfie, and a stage
By US Forest Service - NYC Urban Field Station
The stewardship story mapping exercise is an interactive activity building on the STEW-MAP project. Designed to unpack how we perceive our relationship to the urban environment, the tool captures stewardship stories and locations, broadening our shared understanding about what it means to take care of our city.
By e-Architects | Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa, The Cooper Union
New York City is a space-environment, although its built form does not evidence its environmental impact. This project relates urban massing and building typologies to the environment that they inform, creating a visible relationship between buildings, open spaces, and the urban heat island effect.
By Curtis + Ginsberg Architects LLP
Prompted to address housing solutions for a New York of nine million inhabitants, Bridging the Bronx creates the new land over existing sunken railroad lines. This project re-knits neighborhoods by providing housing for 50,000 residents, along with commercial, community facilities, and open space.
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