Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Ann Arbor, Michigan, November-December, 2012

Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Ann Arbor, Michigan, November-December, 2012

 

Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream was an exploration of new architectural possibilities for cities and suburbs in the aftermath of the recent foreclosure crisis. During summer 2011, five interdisciplinary teams of architects, urban planners, ecologists, engineers, and landscape designers worked in public workshops at MoMA PS1 to envision new housing and transportation infrastructures that could catalyze urban transformation, particularly in the country's suburbs. Responding to The Buell Hypothesis, a research report prepared by the Buell Center, teams – lead by MOS, Visible Weather, Studio Gang, WORKac, and Zago Architecture – focused on a specific location within one of five "megaregions" across the country to come up with inventive solutions for the future of American suburbs. This installation presented the proposals developed during the architects-in-residence program through diagrams and videos. The exhibition at Taubman included posters developed by Robert Fishman's "Suburbia" class on view in the East Hall.

 

Photos by Alex Jacque, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

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