Tactical Urbanism show at MoMA

Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities
MOMA
November 22, 2014–May 10, 2015

Morro do Alemão, Rio de Janeiro, 2012.Morro do Alemão, Rio de Janeiro (2012) by Pedro Rivera.

This futuristic exhibition is based on the premise that in the next two decades the world’s population will reach an alarming eight billion people, of which two-thirds will live in cities, most of which will be underdeveloped and badly planned. In an attempt to circumvent the inevitable, MOMA brings together six teams of researchers and architects to develop fresh solutions for six of the world’s biggest metropolises: Hong Kong, Istanbul, Lagos, Mumbai, New York, and Rio de Janeiro. The imaginative architectural possibilities address public space, housing, mobility, spatial justice, environmental conditions, and other major urban issues. The exhibition takes over the Museum’s third floor Architecture and Design Galleries.

Research Statement & midterm reqs

Please craft the statement below in reference to your project and post by this Saturday. It makes for a ridiculous sentence, so you can break it up and organize it in the way that makes most sense for your work.

I am interested to investigate ______________ (what: your domain);
because I want to find out ______________ (how / why: your questions);
in order to create / accomplish ______________ (what: goal);
for ______________ (audience).
To do so, I will use ______________ (method, tech, way of working).

For next weeks mid term pinup, please create physical, visual materials (print out to hang up is good), that describe your concept, production plan, and the research you have done (historical, political, technical, partner related) that demonstrates that this concept is possible to realize in the 8 weeks before finals. Please also print out a version of the sentence(s) above to include in your presentation, as well as posting it to the blog, so people know how to contextualize your proposal.

Note well: you will need to create a prototype of your project for review by our project partners on Nov 12, 4 weeks after midterms, so please include that in your production plan.

BUSHWICK: Participatory Mapping & Housing Workshop

BUSHWICK: A RIGHT TO HOUSING?
PARTICIPATORY MAPPING & HOUSING WORKSHOP
Sunday,September 28th

On Sunday 9/28 I hope you will come out to collectively learn and think with us about our local land and our RIGHT TO HOUSING. Please come help us map our community together. We will be highlighting & tracking LOCAL: VACANT PROPERTIES, VACANT BUILDINGS, NEW DEVELOPMENTS, CONSTRUCTION, REAL ESTATE LISTINGS… North West Bushwick Community Group is excited to have the support of the New School, and for our partnership with Saint Joseph’s Church & The Silent Barn, to create this engaging opportunity on Sunday.

A Right to Housing, a gazette developed by students from the Design and Urban Ecologies Graduate Program (The New Shcool), has been envisioned as a tool to inform community members about the housing condition (and crisis) in New York City, and to propose community-based strategies to generate development without displacement in districts as Bushwick. At the event attendees will recieve A Right to Housing gazette. The 48 page publication illustrates some of the changes in the district, as well as relevant information about Bushwick, including a vacancy survey!

This mapping exercise documented all the vacancies of the district in the spring 2013. Since then some of these properties have been sold, developed, rehabilitated or demolished. Are the new units for people or profit? In order to track these changes a participatory mapping has been planned, JOIN US! we will also map new luxury developments, WE NEED YOU!

Afterwards, join us for an open house and cold drinks at The Silent Barn, a local art, music, and community Space. This is a great opportunity to explore our streets with neighbors, contribute to community data, and enjoy some of Bushwick’s Community spaces.

your neighbor,
brigette

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BUSHWICK: A RIGHT TO HOUSING?
PARTICIPATORY MAPPING & HOUSING WORKSHOP
Sunday,September 28th

**JOIN YOUR NEIGHBORS FOR 1, 2 or ALL 3 PARTS!**

1-
MAPEO PARTICIPATIVO / PARTICIPATORY MAPPING
(primera caminata / first walk)
Saint Joseph Church at Scalabrini Center
1080 Wiloughby Ave
10:00-10:30AM
Introducción / introduction
10:30-11:30AM
Caminata con vecinos / walk with neighbors

2-
DERECHO A LA VIVIENDA? / A RIGHT TO HOUSING?
St. Joseph Church at Scalabrini Center
1080 Wiloughby Ave
2:00-4:30PM
Taller / workshop

3-
MAPEO PARTICIPATIVO / PARTICIPATORY MAPPING
(segunda caminata / second walk)
Saint Joseph Church at Scalabrini Center
1080 Wiloughby Ave
4:30-5:00PM
Introducción / introduction
5:00-6:00PM
Caminata con vecinos / walk with neighbors
6:00-6:30PM
OPEN HOUSE, Silent Barn!
603 Bushwick Avenue

A RIGHT TO HOUSING?
PARTICIPATORY MAPPING & HOUSING WORKSHOP
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH

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A Right to Housing?
http://collectivestrategiesforhousing.wordpress.com/
North-West Bushwick Community
http://www.nwbcommunity.org/
St. Joseph Church
http://stjosephpatron.webs.com/
Silent Barn
http://silentbarn.org/
FB EVENT:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1469064260046151/

RTC events

Right to the City UPCOMING EVENTS:

  • Wednesday, 9/10, 6-9pm, NY Area wide mobilizing meeting, New York Society for Ethical Culture 2 w 64th St
  • DASH Meeting – 9/11, 7pm Starr St Studios, 207 Starr St, Brooklyn
  • Friday, 9/12, meeting and at 7pm RTC Rooftop party, fundraiser and Artbuild, Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Ave Bklyn
  • Saturday, 9/13, 12-6pm, Artbuild, Mayday Space

Welcome!

Welcome to the Tactical Urbanism collab. In this class we will look at the economy and politics of housing in NYC, its impact on NYC residents, and potential future models to create sustainable housing economies for all residents. We will speak to several NY housing advocacy groups about their goals, media strategies and obstacles, and brainstorm with them how to visualize & distribute essential information about the politics of housing in new ways to reach broader audiences. After hearing from a range of designers working with spatial data and design practices, and artists working with location based media and site specific intervention; students will research and design creative responses to the goals of our partnering groups.