WHAT DO WE DO
WITH OUR LAND?

PROJECT: pop-up exhibit and audio tour for new museum's ideas city festival

TEAM: 596 acres, deborah berke partnersgrt architects

ROLE: interviewing project partners and co-producing and editing audio tours

YEAR: 2015

LOCATION: lower east side, new york, ny

THEMES: land stewardship, community gardens, community land trust, gentrification, urban strategies

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     to the audio tour here

In the summer of 2015, on the occasion of New Museum’s Ideas City festival, 596 Acres partnered with Deborah Berke Partners and GRT Architects to create a tour of community land stewardship in the lower east side. A pop-up exhibition booth welcomed visitors on a tour of tax lot lines, leases, settled court cases, city-agency jurisdiction assignments, histories of organizing, memories of long meetings, cleared garbage heaps, community land trusts and New Yorkers struggling and succeeding to create and control the space of the city, together. Four sites of successful community land stewardship—three community gardens and the Cooper Square Committee Community Land Trust, all within walking distance from the exhibition booth—were assembled in an audio tour telling the victories that so often remain invisible in current forms of urban development. 

>> download project guide here

PROJECT

 

TEAM

ROLE

YEAR

LOCATION

THEMES

pop-up exhibit and audio tour for new museum's ideas city festival

596 acres, deborah berke partnersgrt architects

interviewing project partners and co-producing and editing audio tours

2015

lower east side, new york, ny

land stewardship, community gardens, community land trust, gentrification, urban strategies