NSR at Parsons


March 4 - May 1, 2009
The U.S. Pavilion for La Biennale di Venezia
11th International Architecture Exhibition

On view at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
Parsons The New School for Design

Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 4, 6 -8 pm
Symposium: Friday, April 24, 5 - 9pm


Into the Open: Positioning Practice features 16 architectural groups who actively engage communities, responding to social and environmental issues including shifting demographics, changing geo-political boundaries, uneven economic development, and the explosion of urban migration. These intellectually entrepreneurial actors are designing the conditions from which new architectures can emerge--becoming activists, developers, facilitators of inclusive urban policies, as well as innovative urban researchers. Reaching creatively across institutions, agencies, and jurisdictions, they are negotiating hidden resources in the private, public, and non-profit sectors.