Shared Space–Collective Practices
- Dates: January 21, 2023 - June 11, 2023
- Location: Art Omi
- Address: 1405 County Route 22, Ghent, NY 12075
- Phone: ??(518) 392-4747
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Shared Space—Collective Practices presents the work of four international collaborative design practices—WIP, FUNdaMENTAL Design Build Initiative, Colloqate Design, and Assemble—bringing people together through communal work to realize projects with broader social impact. These collectives share a multi-disciplinary approach, with teams often composed not only of architects, but collaborating with individuals with a variety of backgrounds and ranging professional expertise, including urbanists, sociologists, and community organizers. Testing the power of advocacy, the presented projects emerge in public spaces and through collaborative relationships with the communities they serve. They center on playfulness and resourcefulness, blurring the boundaries of public and private property, and emphasizing communal agency and ownership. In this way, the projects address larger social concerns and the impact of economic transformation, with a particular focus on urban densification, underserved or neglected areas, social inequity, and democratization of space with the goal of building community and collective knowledge.