Life in Wanderlust


Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream
February 2, 2012, 2:20 am
Filed under: Architecture, Community, Urbanism

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Rendering of Nature-City by WorkAC via MoMA

February 15–July 30, 2012

Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream is an exploration of new architectural possibilities for cities and suburbs in the aftermath of the recent foreclosure crisis. During summer 2011, five interdisciplinary teams of architects, urban planners, ecologists, engineers, and landscape designers worked in public workshops at MoMA PS1 to envision new housing and transportation infrastructures that could catalyze urban transformation, particularly in the country’s suburbs.”

This exhibition features proposals for the future of cities by Studio Gang, MOS, WORKac, Visible Weather and Zago Architecture. All conceptualized large-scale proposals for specific regions in the nation. The nature of the task inherently requires a top-down approach, which immediately leads to issues in terms of feasibility. Therefore, it is necessary to view these projects less so as solutions and more as catalysts of change. Spatially, I expect to see extensive transportation infrastructures and dense high-rise apartments. With the expertise of interdisciplinary teams, I am interested to see the proposed governmental and environmental policies.

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