At Storefront New York, 30 international architects present a model, each a section of Manhattan analyzing the collective assets of urban life, in the so-called “sharing movement”.
Storefront for Art and Architecture is showcasing “Sharing Models: Manhattanisms”, an exhibition witht 30 models by 30 international architects that represent various ways of reading, understanding, and analyzing the collective assets of urban life.
Today we are experiencing the emergence of a culture that is marked by a return to, redefinition, and expansion of the notion of the commons. The increasing complexity and interconnectedness of globalization is reorienting us away from trends that have emphasized individuation and singular development, and toward new forms of collectivity.
The so-called “sharing movement” signifies a paradigm shift that has changed the way we perceive and formulate new ideas and knowledge. Emerging technologies and economies associated with the movement are calling into question the actions and norms that drive every aspect of our lives, from the way we work and travel, to how we think about shelter and social engagement.
Taking the form of 30 models, each a section of Manhattan, they establish analytical, conceptual, and physical frameworks for inhabiting and constructing urban space. Together, the 30 sections form a visionary composite model of the island of Manhattan, one of the most dense and iconic urban areas in the world.