Marcus Garvey Park Village at 40, 6/3/13
A critical discussion on New York’s most notable low-rise, high-density housing project. The last 40 years and the next 40 years.
Kenneth Frampton, Assoc. AIA, Ware Professor of Architecture, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation; Architect, Marcus Garvey Park Village, with the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies
Theodore Liebman, FAIA, Principal, Perkins Eastman; formerly Chief of Architecture, New York State Urban Development Corporation
Nadine Maleh, Housing Solutions/ Design + Construction, Community Solutions
Suzanne Stephens, Deputy Editor, Architectural Record; formerly Editor, Skyline, published by the Institute of Architecture and Urban Studies
Karen Kubey, Curator, Low Rise High Density; Executive Director, Institute for Public Architecture
On June 12, 1973 Marcus Garvey Park Village broke ground in Brownsville, Brooklyn and Another Chance for Housing: Low Rise Alternatives opened at The Museum of Modern Art. The connected low-rise, high-density housing project and exhibition, created by the New York State Urban Development Corporation (UDC) with the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies, presented a future for housing in the United States that would bring together the benefits of urban and suburban living.
This program marks the 40th anniversary of the project and exhibit, as well as the current exhibition of Low Rise High Density, curated by Karen Kubey and designed by The Letter D, examining a housing type celebrated in the 1960s and ’70s, and what it means in the United States today. Marcus Garvey architects Kenneth Frampton and Ted Liebman will be joined in conversation with Suzanne Stephens and Nadine Maleh for a critical discussion of the project and its legacy.
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