The Museum of Modern Art and P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center announce Rising Currents: Projects for New York's Waterfront, a major, eight-month initiative that will bring together teams of architects, engineers, and landscape designers to address and create infrastructure solutions to make New York City more resilient in response to rising water levels and to protect endangered eco-systems. Comprising an eight-week architects-in-residence workshop at P.S.1 beginning November 16, followed by an exhibition of the resulting design proposals at MoMA, Rising Currents' purpose is to address the need for the design of adaptive "soft" infrastructures for New York and New Jersey's Upper Bay.
An exhibition of the proposed projects developed by the teams will be installed in MoMA's galleries for architecture and design from March 24 through August 10, 2010. At the center of the exhibition will be the physical and digital models and drawings produced by the four teams, whose members will also be involved in designing the exhibition with members of MoMA's Department of Exhibition Design and Production. The exhibition, therefore, not only will present innovative work for design interventions in the New York/New Jersey harbor and estuaries, but also will contribute a new model of exhibition with public participation in every level from the workshop through to the final exposition.
Read the full press release in the KiptonART Online Magazine.
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Image courtesy of the MoMA.