Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream @ MoMA

Project meeting discussing dwell/work units. Photograph courtesy of Spirit of Space

Max Eternity, | News & Events – From New York’s Museum of Modern Art comes a seminal exhibition and presentation, which speaks broadly and more deeply to the ways that insightful architecture and urban planning can be employed profoundly, for long-lasting and positive change.  A press release issued on February 2nd reads in part:

Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream, a major initiative to examine new architectural possibilities for American cities and suburbs in the context of the recent foreclosure crisis in the United States, culminates in an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art from February 15 through July 30, 2012. Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream was jointly conceived and organized by Barry Bergdoll, MoMA’s Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, and Reinhold Martin, Director of Columbia University’s Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture. Bergdoll and Martin invited five interdisciplinary teams of architects—including members with expertise in economics, finance, housing, and public policy, in addition to architect team leaders—to develop proposals that offer new and inventive ways of thinking about the relationships among land, housing, infrastructure, urban form, and public spaces, for five sites across the country—near New York; Chicago; Tampa; Los Angeles; and Portland, Oregon—located in metropolitan areas that lie within a corridor between two major cities. See images and read more here.

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