An exhibition featuring work from League Prize 2018 winners
June 21, 2018—August 4, 2018
Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Parsons School of Design / The New School
Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries, 66 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
Expanded Preservation questions traditional methods of preservation and proposes modes of representation and documentation which aim to augment the factual through individual lived experience. These projects take the form of narrative, visual recording or installations and offer an alternative to the established modes of object-centric preservation.
'Growing up Modern' is an ongoing research and documentation project based on a series of interviews with individuals who were, as children, the first inhabitants of radical buildings from the early twentieth century. Through oral history and photographic documentation based on the recollections, the project records the experiences lived in revolutionary Modernist houses and housing.
Social Infrastructures aim to engage individuals in public space through playful shared experiences. As analog prompts in a digital age, these structures bring people together and offer moments of connection. In a time of pronounced disunities these simple sparks of interaction have the potential to, however briefly, bring people of different backgrounds together.
Domestic Narratives are based in a motivation to tell stories through everyday spaces by giving expression to the desires of others and shape to our own projections. Designing spaces from the perspective of a child or imagining scenarios for changing use, we embed idiosyncratic moments into domestic architecture.
Footsteps echoing on a wooden ramp announcing arrival, a bed as wide as the room to hold all her friends and curling up on the swingbench beneath the house are just some aspects of Sky House we designed specifically with our clients’ young daughter in mind.
photos: Doublespace Photography