Sunday, July 27, 2008


Scaffolding is a permanent yet transient component of the urban landscape. The goal of this project is to be accomplished in two phases:
1. Study its use and exploitation and effects on urban sites in New York through site observation, drawing documentation and the installation of time-lapse cameras at building site(s) where scaffolding is being installed;
2. Design research to explore and present new potentialities for its deployment.
In a recent issue of Metropolis Magazine, author Karrie Jacobs posits that the task of progressive thinking and problem solving has fallen to local governments in the absence of strong leadership at the national level. At a time when infrastructure is increasingly being privatized and conservative economic forces are extending protections to capital markets on an unfathomable scale, this proposal is part speculation and part manifesto.

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