Brooklyn in Process Archives - Citizen Designer
CITIZEN/DESIGNER: Everyday People Making the City is a free program organized by Marvel Architects, and has been planned in conjunction with the exhibition Brooklyn in Process on view January 15 – March 12, 2016, at Usagi NY.
Conversation 1: Gentrification/Affordable Housing
Saturday February 6, 2016, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Conversation 2: Private/Public Partnerships
Saturday February 20, 2016, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Conversation 3: Citizen/Designer
Saturday March 12, 2016, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
At “Brooklyn in Process,” locals get a behind-the-scenes look at some of the buildings they pass everyday. “We wanted people to be able to see the dirtiness and messiness of the creative process, and also the beauty of it,” said Lissa So, a founding partner of Marvel Architects.
“Brooklyn in Process” Architecture Exhibit Shows Borough’s Changing Facade
by Nikki Lohr
— Untapped Cities (@untappedcities) January 20, 2016
Brooklyn in Process | Work by Marvel Architects
Showing 15 January – 12 March 2016
Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11am – 6pm
While architecture sets the stage for everyday life, the methods behind its making often remain unseen. In the exhibition Brooklyn in Process, New York City-based practice Marvel Architects invites visitors to consider recent projects from unconventional perspectives. Ranging from far-off aerial views of buildings alive in the urban fabric to intimate sketches suggesting design schemes that never came to pass, the exhibition rejects traditional presentations of architecture as static and finished. Instead, Marvel aims to reveal a field of architectural process— normally hidden from public view— that stretches across the conception, design, construction and active life of buildings. The result is an immersive collage of text, image, model, video and virtual reality highlighting just a small fraction of the setbacks, victories, defeats and discoveries that accompany the work of architecture. With its heterogeneous display of still and moving imagery and objects, Brooklyn in Process maintains a frenetic and diffuse quality that is consistent with projects existing not in stoic isolation, but as part of a borough undergoing increasingly rapid development and change.