The devastating effects of natural disasters and economic volatility have spurred architects to reconsider how to build in a tumultuous world. Argentinean architecture firm a77 has created a colony in MoMA PS1’s outdoor courtyard in which artists, thinkers, architects, and other cultural agents are invited to live and work communally. At both the stages of its construction and occupation, the Expo Colony seeks to find alternatives for future housing and use of public space. It is also a proposal for a different exhibition format; one that stresses process over product and collective creativity over the individual artist.

Each week MoMA PS1 has invited different hosts to live and work with their collaborators for the duration of their stay:


Week 1
The Colony of Light

Hosts: Aily Nash, Ben Rivers and Ben Russell
The Colony of Light

Week 2

Hosts: Georgia Sagri, Alexander Fleming, and Cammisa Buerhaus

Week 3
Civilization: Monumental Materialism

Hosts: Hrafnhildur Arnardottir, Ingibjörg Sigurjónsdóttir and Ragnar Kjartansson
EXPO Colony

Week 4
72 Hours of Truce: Exploring Immediate Signs

Host: Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel (Palais de Tokyo, Paris)

Weeks 5 and 6
Rockaway Architecture Workshop

Hosts: Frank Barkow, Niklas Maak, and Harvard GSD Students
The Rockaways

Week 7
TV Party goes to Camp

Host: Glenn O’Brien
TV Party

Weeks 1-7
Anne Apparu: Colony Chef

Chefs: Anne Apparu and Eduardo Darancou

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