Uneven Growth at MoMA

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We are very excited to announce that Zoohaus and Inteligencias Colectivas are going to participate in next Exhibition at MoMA Museum of Modern Art in New York City “Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities” On 26th October some members of Zoohaus team will be in MoMA PS1 in New York for the Uneven Growth Launch, we invite you all to join us!

In 2030, the world’s population will be a staggering eight billion people. Of these, two-thirds will live in cities. Most will be poor. With limited resources, this uneven growth will be one of the greatest challenges faced by societies across the globe. Over the next years, city authorities, urban planners and designers, economists, and many others will have to join forces to avoid major social and economical catastrophes, working together to ensure these expanding megacities will remain habitable.

To engage this international debate, Uneven Growth brings together six interdisciplinary teams of researchers and practitioners to examine new architectural possibilities for six global metropolises: Hong Kong, Istanbul, Lagos, Mumbai, New York, and Rio de Janeiro. Following on the same model of the MoMA exhibitions Rising Currents and Foreclosed, each team will develop proposals for a specific city in a series of workshops that occur over the course of a 14-month initiative.

Uneven Growth seeks to challenge current assumptions about the relationships between formal and informal, bottom-up and top-down urban development, and to address potential changes in the roles architects and urban designers might assume in the evolution of cities. The resulting proposals, which will be presented at MoMA in November 2014, will consider how emergent forms of tactical urbanism can respond to alterations in the nature of public space, housing, mobility, spatial justice, environmental conditions, and other major issues in near-future urban contexts.”
Organized by Pedro Gadanho, Curator, Department of Architecture and Design.

Urban Case Study Teams:
New York: Situ Studio, New York, and Cohabitation Strategies (CohStra), Rotterdam
Rio de Janeiro: RUA Arquitetos, Rio de Janeiro, and MAS Urban Design ETH, Zurich
Mumbai: URBZ, Mumbai, and Pop Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge
Lagos: NLÉ Architects, Lagos, and Inteligencias Colectivas, Madrid
Hong Kong: MAP Office, Hong Kong, and Network Architecture Lab, Columbia University, New York
Istanbul: Superpool, Istanbul, and Atelier d’Architecture Autogérée, Paris

Uneven Growth Launch at MoMA PS1
The workshop phase of Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities launches with public presentations and a moderated discussion at MoMA PS1. The six interdisciplinary teams will give brief presentations of previous work and discuss their preliminary approaches to the Uneven Growth project brief. The presentations will be followed by a discussion moderated by curator Pedro Gadanho, with respondents.
The event is free and open to the public. RSVP to adevents@moma.org.
Saturday, October 26, 2013, 2:30 p.m.

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