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:
The Colony of Light
Weeks 5 and 6
Rockaway Architecture Workshop
Hosts: Frank Barkow, Niklas Maak, and Harvard GSD Students
TV Party goes to Camp
Host: Glenn O’Brien