"Rising Currents: Projects for New York’s Waterfront" Exhibition

The Museum of Modern Art

poster for "Rising Currents: Projects for New York’s Waterfront" Exhibition

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In order to provide the context for understanding the problems and issues that the teams were required to address during the workshop phase of "Rising Currents," the exhibition will begin with a background presentation of the Latrobe Team’s project, including its final master plan and schematic proposals, a detailed atlas of the New York and New Jersey Upper Bay, historical images, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) generated maps examining the current layers of density, transportation networks, topographic and bathymetric data, 100- and 500-year flood zones, and Category 1, 2, 3, and 4 hurricane storm surge zones, as well as projected flooding based on incremental sea level rise. 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. Included in the exhibition will be designs for soft infrastructure solutions for a site that encompasses Lower Manhattan, by Adam Yarinsky, Principal at Architecture Research Office (ARO), who worked on the Palisade Bay research study with Guy Nordenson and Catherine Seavitt. "The Rising Currents" exhibition inaugurates a new series of Architecture and Design exhibitions at MoMA called "Issues in Contemporary Architecture," which will focus on timely topics in contemporary architecture with an emphasis on the urban dimension in order to increase public dialogue around seminal issues in architecture.



from March 24, 2010 to October 11, 2010

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