Image source: Caracas Arepa Bar Facebook page – the beachfront shortly after Hurricane Sandy blew through
The Department of Architecture and Design at MoMA and MoMA PS1 have issued a call for submissions/proposals regarding idea for the creation of a sustainable waterfront in the Rockaways. This is part of “an effort to foster the creative debate on urban recovery after Hurricane Sandy.” The final date for submissions is March 15, 2013 by using this submission form.
Here are more details:
Artists, architects, designers, and others are welcome to present ideas for alternative housing models, creation of social spaces, urban interventions, new uses of public space, the rebuilding of the boardwalk, protection of the shoreline, and actions to engage local communities.
Twenty-five selected proposals will be presented publicly in the press and social media and on-site in a series of live presentations and lectures organized by MoMA PS1 in its temporary relief and cultural VW Dome 2 in Rockaway Beach during April 2013.
A jury including curators Barry Bergdoll, Klaus Biesenbach, Peter Eleey, Pedro Gadanho, Niklas Maak, Hans Ulrich Obrist, and other influential architects, urban planners, and designers will make the selection from the open call.
Here is a video of the aftermath of Sandy, relating the project. Musician Patti Smith has a small moment in the video, too.