Rising Currents: Projects for New York’s Waterfront, on view at The Museum of Modern Art from March 24 to October 11, 2010, is organized by Barry Bergdoll, The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design with Guy Nordenson, professor of structural engineering and architecture at Princeton University and a faculty associate of the University Center for Human Values, serving as a consultant. Special thanks to Emma Presler, Department Manager, Hunter Palmer, P.S.1 Project Manager, Dara Kiese, Research Assistant, and Margot Weller, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Architecture and Design and the staff at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center.
The exhibition installation is designed by Lana Hum, Production Manager, Department of Exhibitions and Production. The graphics in the installation are designed by Ingrid Chou, Assistant Director, Graphics, and Inva Cota, Designer, Department of Graphic Design.
The exhibition is made possible by The Rockefeller Foundation. It is the first of five exhibitions in the series Issues in Contemporary Architecture, supported by Andre Singer.
Rising Currents: Projects for New York’s Waterfront is accompanied by the publication On the Water: Palisade Bay by Guy Nordenson, Catherine Seavitt, and Adam Yarinsky, with an afterword by Barry Bergdoll. On the Water: Palisade Bay is the collaborative initiative of a group of engineers, architects, landscape architects, planners, and students to imagine a soft infrastructure for the New York/New Jersey Upper Bay area by developing interconnected infrastructures and landscapes that rethink the thresholds of water, land, and city. Research from this project is the inspiration for MoMA‘s exhibition Rising Currents: Projects for New York’s Waterfront. The book is copublished by The Museum of Modern Art and Hatje Cantz, in collaboration with the Princeton University School of Architecture and the Princeton University Center for Architecture, Urbanism and Infrastructure.
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