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October 2, 2017 - January 18, 2018

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?

 

  • Underwriters
  • Patrons

    Elise Jaffe and Jeffrey Brown

  • President’s Circle

    Sponsors
    Amy Smith & John Berylson Charitable Foundation; FXFOWLE; Langan; New York University; Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects; Robert A.M. Stern Architects; Sciame; Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP; Zetlin & DeChiara.

    Supporters
    AKF Group; Capalino + Company; Ennead Architects LLP; Hill | West Architects; JFK&M Consulting Group; Kohn Pederson Fox; Mancini Duffy; Marvel Architects; Ricci Greene Associates; Riverside Builders; Shawmut Design & Construction; Silman; Studios Architecture.

    Friends
    Eurostruct; Nick Jordache; Kelly Klein; Levien & Company; NADAAA; Jim Panichella; Benjamin Prosky; Jennifer Sage; Sharon Davis Design; Spacesmith; Thornton Tomasetti; Nick Villani; Henry Zachary.

  • Grants and Public Funding

    Scaffolding is supported in part by a grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.

    Scaffolding is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

    This exhibition is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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October 2, 2017 - January 18, 2018

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?

 

  • Underwriters
  • Patrons

    Elise Jaffe and Jeffrey Brown

  • President’s Circle

    Sponsors
    Amy Smith & John Berylson Charitable Foundation; FXFOWLE; Langan; New York University; Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects; Robert A.M. Stern Architects; Sciame; Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP; Zetlin & DeChiara.

    Supporters
    AKF Group; Capalino + Company; Ennead Architects LLP; Hill | West Architects; JFK&M Consulting Group; Kohn Pederson Fox; Mancini Duffy; Marvel Architects; Ricci Greene Associates; Riverside Builders; Shawmut Design & Construction; Silman; Studios Architecture.

    Friends
    Eurostruct; Nick Jordache; Kelly Klein; Levien & Company; NADAAA; Jim Panichella; Benjamin Prosky; Jennifer Sage; Sharon Davis Design; Spacesmith; Thornton Tomasetti; Nick Villani; Henry Zachary.

  • Grants and Public Funding

    Scaffolding is supported in part by a grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.

    Scaffolding is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

    This exhibition is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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