By Amale Andraos, Dan Wood, Winy Maas, Fritz Haeg
Forty years after French protestors took to the streets with the rallying cry Sous les pavs, l. a. plage! (Beneath the pavement, the beach!), a brand new kind of radical expression took form at MoMA's P.S.1 courtyard in Queens, long island. Above the Pavement--the Farm! unearths the groundbreaking efforts of structure company WORKac and their staff of greater than a hundred and fifty collaborators--farmers, politicians, horticulturists, technicians, soil scientists, engineers, structure scholars, and artists--to create a operating city farm, hoisted 30 ft excessive, utilizing business cardboard tubes packed with greater than 50 kinds of in the neighborhood grown vegetables and fruit. referred to as Public Farm 1 (P.F.1), this new breed of sustainable infrastructure, able to producing its personal strength, recycling rainwater, cultivating plants, and inspiring rest, established that even the main impossibly utopian visions of eco-friendly urban dwelling are inside of our reach.
Above the Pavement--the Farm! offers a tasty diversity of rules and concerns located on the intersection of structure, urbanism, and nutrients. that includes a full of life mlange of voices depicting the making of P.F.1--with contributions via artist and agricultural activist Fritz Haeg, architectural historian Meredith TenHoor, architect Winy Maas, and head chef Michael Anthony of latest York City's Gramercy Tavern--this booklet introduces a brand new period of ecological pondering and concrete sustenance.
Amale Andraos and Dan wooden are the founders of latest York City-based paintings structure Company.
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