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:
WEEK 3 CIVILIZATION: MONUMENTAL MATERIALISM
July 15-July 21, 2013
Hosts: Hrafnhildur Arnardottir, Ingibjörg Sigurjónsdóttir and Ragnar Kjartansson
Kolbeinn Hugi Hoskuldsson Anna Hrund Masdottir Hildigunnur Birgisdottir Erling Klingenberg Ragnar Helgi Olafsson Ryan Erskine Sirra Sigrun Sigurdardottir Kristin Anna Valtysdottir Magnus Sigurdarson Bjork Gudnadottir