Watch an Unassuming House Unfold into a Community Theater
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Organized by MoMA, the exhibition focuses on 11 major architectural projects in underserved communities around the world: Alabama, Bangladesh, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Chile, Lebanon, Los Angeles, Paris, South Africa, Southern California, and Venezuela. Confronting inequality via the tools of design, these architectural projects engage social, economic, and political conditions by developing post-utopian architectural interventions beginning with an understanding of and deference to a community. In each of these projects, ranging from schools to housing to community centers to infrastructural interventions, the architect is as much a moderator of social processes as a designer of a structure.
The exhibition runs from October 3, 2010 to January 3, 2011 in the third floor galleries.
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