Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities, the third iteration in MoMA’s Issues in Contemporary Architecture series.
Uneven Growth is organized around a series of workshops, followed by an exhibition at MoMA (opened November 2014), with six interdisciplinary teams (twelve architecture firms) each working on an urban case study. The project’s theme is the complex issue of the megacity, and the fast-growing urban environments that juxtapose disparate economic and social realities.
The design proposals coming out of Uneven Growth seek to address unequal urban development. Twelve teams around the world were asked to collaborate in order to challenge current assumptions about the relationships between formal and informal, bottom-up and top-down urban intervention.
I worked closely with the MoMA curator as well as the design and exhibition team and, after hundred hours of communication with this international team, we identified a need for a comprehensive system that could unify 14 months worth of study into a single experience. This system also needed to allow each team’s unique elements to come through via various media. We visited the exhibition space and started to design the overall experience zone by zone. At the same time, we evaluated the final materials delivered by each team to engineer a tunnel into their masterpieces. For additional information visit here.