Kinfolk will be one of 12 participants in the Museum of Modern Art’s exhibit, Architecture Now: New York, New Publics! On view February 19 through July 29, 2023, the show will examine new takes on “public space,” starting with a rich view of New York City itself. The exhibition catalog notes:
In a city where many aspects of our social lives are shaped by real estate and economic forces, architecture can play a vital role in fostering participation and belonging. New York, New Publics showcases 12 projects for public-facing spaces across New York City’s five boroughs. In contrast to the violent nature of urban renewal and other disruptive metropolitan initiatives of the past century, recent design approaches propose subtler, nimbler interventions. Considering the city as an ecosystem, these inventive approaches envision a future in which architecture creates more accessible, sustainable, and equitable cities.
Kinfolk’s contributions to the exhibit honor the stories and legacies of David Ruggles, Seneca Village, and the Young Lords. Their work illustrates how public spaces can be made more inclusive, informative, and community-oriented with the help of technology.
Visitors will be able to experience a new and improved version of the Kinfolk app, developed anticipating the installation of throughout NYC and across the country.
Read more about the exhibition at MoMA.org.
Congratulations to the Kinfolk team!