Rockaway Call for Ideas

Klaus Biesenbach
Feb 16, 2013 6:58PM

Dear Friends,

Before the week ends, I wanted to give you a quick update on our efforts in the Rockaways.

In an effort to foster the creative debate on urban recovery after Hurricane Sandy, MoMA PS1 and MoMA’s Department of Architecture and Design are calling out for ideas to create a sustainable waterfront.

Artists, architects, designers, and others are welcome to present ideas for alternative housing models, creation of social spaces, urban interventions, new uses of public space, the rebuilding of the boardwalk, protection of the shoreline, and actions to engage local communities.

Twenty-five selected proposals will be presented publicly in the press and social media and on-site in a series of Pecha-Kucha style talks organized by MoMA PS1 in its temporary relief and cultural VW Dome 2 in Rockaway Beach during April 2013.

A jury including curators Barry Bergdoll, Peter Eleey, Pedro Gadanho, Niklas Maak, Hans Ulrich Obrist, myself, and other influential architects, urban planners, and designers will make the selection from the open call.

To learn more and submit an idea, visit MoMA PS1’s Rockaway Call for Ideas page here. And please spread the word through your channels.

Thank you,

Klaus Biesenbach

Klaus Biesenbach