“Scaffolding” Exhibition

The Center for Architecture

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Scaffolding curated by Greg Barton, examines the extraordinary applications of scaffolding as a kit-of-parts technology to provide novel forms of inhabitation and access. Through an installation designed by Shohei Shigematsu and OMA New York with graphic design by MTWTF, Scaffolding will disrupt the architectural space of the Center for Architecture, instilling a new appreciation of scaffolding and its transformative potential.

Of particular interest to our local New York City audience, scaffolding is a flexible and accessible system hiding in plain sight. Despite its indispensable link to architecture, scaffolding is too often maligned as a necessary nuisance. The exhibition demonstrates how this simple construction technology lends itself to compelling installations, positioning it as a pragmatic tool for radical architecture and civic engagement.

There are an estimated 280 miles of scaffolding occupying New York City at any given time; it is something pedestrians encounter every day. How might we begin to imagine alternative uses and appreciate it anew?

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Schedule

from October 02, 2017 to January 18, 2018

Fee

Free

Venue Hours

From 9:00 To 20:00
saturdays opening at 11:00, saturdays closing at 17:00
Closed on Sundays

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Address: 536 LaGuardia Pl., New York, NY 10012
Phone: 212-683-0023 Fax: 212-696-5022

Between W 3rd and Bleecker Sts., Subway: A/B/C/D/E/F/V to W 4th Street.

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