Hell’s Kitchen South: Developing Strategies
Thursday November 18, 1999 – Thursday December 23, 1999
Curated by Damon Rich and Jason Anderson (Center for Urban Pedagogy)
Hell’s Kitchen South: Developing Strategies illustrated how a collaborative design model involving a variety of parties from different disciplines could creatively manage the development of a neighborhood facing increased market pressure.
The exhibition was the culmination of work initiated five years earlier by the Hell’s Kitchen Neighborhood Association (HKNA), a group of residents working to have an active voice in determining the future of their neighborhood. HKNA’s efforts included a conference and workshop in 1998, co-organized by the Design Trust for Public Space and the firm Design + Urbanism. The event provided an interactive setting where residents, urban planners, designers, developers, public health specialists and public officials worked together to discuss planning and design ideas for the community.
Thirteen design teams were invited to participate and contribute proposals for the future development of Hell’s Kitchen South. Storefront hosted the first public exhibition and hearings for these proposals.
Ana Florez – Cecilia Benites
Brian McGrath / Team A-UD
BriggsKnowles architecture + design
Brooklyn Architects Collective
David Rockwood and Claudia Dias
Life In Hell
Marpillero Pollak Architects
Re-Imagining Hell’s Kitchen South
Sommer and Miller Architecture and Planning
studio a/b: Hideaki Ariizumi and Glynis Berry
Exhibition design by the Center for Urban Pedagogy.