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  • Into the Open | Official U.S. Representation at La Biennale di Venezia
    s piece is not a literal border crossing but rather a psychological space where the public can gather to exchange ideas about ever shifting border situations Another primary object on display are planters for the Yale Sustainable Food Project designed specifically for this show These asymmetrical constructions respond to the Kellen Gallery s architecture and also to its street presence This indoor demo garden is a departure from Venice it now highlights urban food production that can take place on stoops rooftops fire escapes window boxes or inside homes The ongoing gardening of the containers will add a social component to the daily life of the exhibition Full height banners visualize and spatialize the numerous discourses that inform the show Foregrounding the exhibition s textual components encourages a conceptual understanding of the participants approach and process often as important as their finished works Through their scale and strong graphic presence the banners allow the curatorial texts to make their case directly Cool Wool designed by Alessio Leonardi and Priska Wollein in 1994 serves as the display typography for oversized associative phrases The typeface merges a rational grid like structure with an exceptionally imprecise form Due to its matrix construction Cool Wool can be spray painted by hand as an inexpensive stencil This combination of typographic languages contrasting refinement and rawness speaks to the diverse mix of approaches within the show Immersive bold and interactive the design of Into the Open seeks to emphasize the urgency and insight of these 16 practices work The curatorial intent is to inform but commentary and participation are essential The gallery space painted completely with green chalkboard paint is an open forum for spontaneous feedback by visitors and students We hope that you will take this opportunity to respond to the exhibition and add yet another layer to the mix your thoughts marks and voice Saylor Sirola and Project Projects At the National Constitution Center and Slought Foundation 2009 Over the last twelve months Into the Open has been situated in many different contexts first in Venice as part of an international cultural spectacle next in New York city at an urban pedagogical gallery and now in multiple Philadelphia locations Simultaneous presentations take place at the National Constitution Center NCC an institution whose mandate is to keep working to form a more perfect union and at the Slought Foundation a local collective art space focusing on concepts for contemporary life The combination of these two very different venues as well as extensive public programming outside of the exhibition spaces have the potential to connect diverse audiences and extend the life and messages of the exhibition This unconventional organizational hybrid constitutes a localized informal infrastructure to yield both short and long term results creating new opportunities for citywide participation dialogue interaction and engagement This iteration may be the most appropriate forum to test the disparate civic ideas contained within the show and exhibition design Visible from across Independence Mall Teddy Cruz s banner functions as both

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  • Into the Open | Official U.S. Representation at La Biennale di Venezia
    architecture the Italian radical architects Superstudio and contemporary English design Andrew Sturm is formerly Director of Architecture for the PARC Foundation in collaboration with designer Teddy Cruz and currently Lead Designer at SHW Group in Dallas Texas He has designed a variety of projects from affordable housing prototypes to urban installations and has taught at the Harvard GSD The exhibition was conceived in collaboration with architects Teddy Cruz and Deborah

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  • Into the Open | Official U.S. Representation at La Biennale di Venezia
    11th International Architecture Exhibition at La Biennale di Venezia in cooperation with the Peggy Guggenheim Collection The exhibition was the official United States representation at La Biennale di Venezia and opened in the US Pavilion in September 2008 The exhibition was presented in New York by Parsons The New School for Design and opened in April 2009 It was presented in Philadelphia by the National Constitution Center and opened in July 2009 National Media Partner The Architect s Newspaper Local Print Partner Philadelphia Weekly Public Programming Partner in Philadelphia Community Design Collaborative Generous support for the project has been received from Benefactor Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts Robert Rubin and Stephane Samuel Sponsor Oldcastle Glass Patron inSite San Diego Tijuana Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects Philadelphia Eagles Vegetable Garden in Philadelphia Abe and Pat Levy Supporter The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Thornton Tomasetti FXFOWLE Architects Gwathmey Siegel and Associates Architects Perkins Eastman Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative Pew Charitable Trusts Samuel S Fels Fund Larry Levy Deborah Levy Weidlinger Associates Jack Stern Jack and Bea Morton Bernice Gersh Foundation Pilkington and Leggett Shimkin Foundation Michele Richman Special thanks to Duggal Visual Solutions for generous assistance in

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  • Into the Open | Official U.S. Representation at La Biennale di Venezia
    Cimenti We also express our gratitude to the following individuals Diana Darling David Deutsch Jocelyn Elliott Carolyn Federman Caterina Frissone Nicola Gentili Julie Iovine Philip Rylands Bob Ivy and Laura Viscusi Joshua Viertel Jill Weinreich Megan Wurth Parsons the New School for Design http newschool edu johnsondesigncenter Exhibition and Graphic Design Saylor Sirola and Project Projects Project manager coordination Laetitia Wolff Aaron Levy Installation of Garden Melina Shannon DiPietro Amy Porter Anastatia Curley Installation Kristina Kaufman Daisy Wong Bairon Garzon Danny Lora Kaile Smith Georgie Srilapa Christian Lopez Swafford King Tong Chris Wu Konrad Renner Lighting Eric Stark We also express our gratitude to the following individuals Tim Marshall Lydia Matthews Alexandra Lerman Sven Travis and the Communications Design Technology Department National Constitution Center Slought Foundation http constitutioncenter org http slought org Exhibition and Graphic Design Saylor Sirola and Project Projects National Constitution Center Project manager coordination Stephanie Reyer Aaron Levy President and Chief Executive Officer Linda E Johnson Public Programs Stefan Frank Press Marketing Ashley Berke Chris Spencer Education Kerry Sautner National Park Service City of Philadelphia Independence National Historical Park Cynthia McLeod Superintendent Redevelopment Authority Terry Gillen Director and Julia Guerrero Director Fine Art Program Office of Arts

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  • Into the Open | Official U.S. Representation at La Biennale di Venezia
    slought org For more information about the U S Department of State s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs ECA Programs Catherine Stearns US Department of State T 202 203 5107 StearnsCL state gov Images Click here for high resolution images Password available upon request from press contacts Press Highlights Click here for selected print and broadcast media coverage Downloads National Constitution Center Slought Foundation Lead Release PDF 180kb Web

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  • Into the Open | Official U.S. Representation at La Biennale di Venezia
    from Slow Food USA Additionally Campers attending the Center s American Adventure Summer Camp help plant and tend to the garden throughout the summer Participants in the Vegetable Party include Philadelphia Water Department Metro Farming PA Dept of Environ Protection The Food Trust The Philadelphia Orchard Project Infill Philadelphia Pedal Co op Greensgrow Farms Penn State Master Gardener Architecture in Conversation Jonathan Kirschenfeld and Damon Rich Friday August 7 5 00 p m 6 00 p m FREE Posterity Hall Architecture in Conversation Teddy Cruz Michael Sorkin and Aaron Levy Friday August 7 6 00 p m FREE F M Kirby Auditorium Alternative content Download audio file mp3 format 27mb As part of First Friday visitors can participate in an informal discussion with designers featured in the Into the Open exhibition including Jonathan Kirschenfeld of Jonathan Kirschenfeld Associates and Damon Rich founder of the Center for Urban Pedagogy in Brooklyn NY who also serves as an urban designer and waterfront planner for the City of Newark NJ The conversation will take place in the Center s Posterity Hall alongside the designers contributions to the exhibition Afterwards participate in a public conversation with architect Teddy Cruz whose photo narrative of the U S Mexico border will be prominently displayed on the front lawn of the National Constitution Center The conversation will take place in the Center s Kirby Auditorium and features respected architecture professor and critic Michael Sorkin and will be moderated by Aaron Levy Sustainability Tour Thursday August 13 1pm 35 Leaves from the National Constitution Center A guided tour with unprecedented access to several sites in urban Philadelphia to illustrate how We the People can play role in all aspects of our environmental stewardship from development to use and ultimately to preservation Inspired by the work presented in Into the Open including that of Alice Waters and the Yale Sustainable Food Project as well as the Center for Land Use Interpretation the tour makes stops at Blue Mountain Recycling Mill Creek Farm and the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center as it traces the path of waste and sustainability in our city The tour concludes at the National Constitution Center with a self guided experience of Into the Open In Conversation with Deborah Gans Friday August 21 12 1 30pm FREE Center for Architecture 1218 Arch Street Meet Deborah Gans for a brown bag lunch and informal seminar on social responsibility community design and opportunities for non traditional practice Based in New York City Gans Studio is devoted to rethinking how architecture can participate in new social forms by focusing on extreme situations that yield insights for the general population The studio has designed infrastructure and housing for those displaced by environmental and political disaster in Kosovo New Orleans and New York City Repurpose A Community Workshop Saturday August 22 10 00 a m 4 00 p m 611 North 40th Street West Philadelphia FREE In the spirit of the civic activism promoted by the architects and designers featured in

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  • Into the Open | Official U.S. Representation at La Biennale di Venezia
    School Construction Authority and alternative forms of housing for Kosovo and New Orleans Current projects are a master plan for The Graham School in Hastings on Hudson New York Among Gans publications are the Le Corbusier Guide now in its third edition 2006 and Extreme Sites The Greening of Brownfield 2004 http www gans studio net Laura Kurgan teaches architecture at the Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation at Columbia University where she is the director of the Spatial Information Design Lab SIDL and the Director of Visual Studies Her recent projects include a multi year SIDL project on million dollar blocks and the urban costs of American incarceration which has appeared most recently at the Museum of Modern Art in New York where it is part of the permanent collection Her book on working with GPS and satellite imagery in various ways Satellites is forthcoming from Zone Books http www arch columbia edu SIDL Texas based Rick Lowe is the founder of Project Row Houses an arts and cultural organization located in Houston s historically significant and culturally charged Third Ward neighborhood As an artist Lowe has participated in exhibitions and programs internationally and has worked as guest artist on a number of community projects nationally Lowe collaborated with arts consultant Jessica Cusick on the Arts Plan for Rem Koolhaas Seattle Public Library and worked with California based artist Suzanne Lacy and curator Mary Jane Jacobs on the Borough Project for Spoleto Festival 2003 in Charleston South Carolina http www projectrowhouses org AGENTS PROVOCATEURS Jean Gardner Senior Faculty School of Constructed Environments and School of Design Strategies Parsons Co Founder of the Michael Kalil Endowment for Smart Design at Parsons Robert Kirkbride Associate professor of Product Design and thesis coordinator in the product design department School of Constructed Environments Parsons David J Lewis Associate Professor director of The Design Workshop School of Constructed Environments Parsons Lydia Matthews Dean of Academic Programs of Parsons the New School for Design and Professor in Art and Design History and Theory Brian McGrath Interim Director of Academic Affairs and Associate Professor Urban Design School of Constructed Environments Parsons Raoul Rickenberg Assistant Professor in the School of Design Strategies Parsons Bob Rubin Robert M Rubin is an architectural historian and preservationist of Modernism Grahame Shane Adjunct Professor of Architecture Columbia University and Cooper Union author of Recombinant Urbanism Wiley 2005 John Thackara UK Programme director Designs of the time Dott 07 England Commissioner Tools for Survival St Etienne Design Biennial France Susan Yelavich Assistant Professor in Parson s School of History and Theory of Art and Design Alfred Zollinger Director of the BFAs in Interior Design and Architectural Design Professor of interior design School of Constructed Environments Parsons Sven Travis Interim Dean Communications Design and Technology Miodrag Mitrasinovic Chair of Design Strategies Urban Initiative William Bevington Executive Director Parsons Institute for Information Mapping PIIM formerly Chair Communication Design Department at Parsons The New School ASSOCIATED PUBLIC PROGRAMS Events take place in the exhibition

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