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 The installation Counterspace was designed in collaboration with Inna Vision for the exhibition New New York Icons at the Storefront for Art and Architecture. The installation takes the issue of the ongoing erasure of identity in the 21stcentury city as a starting point. It is a critical approach to the shifting and complex iconography of the city and its goal is to introduce a new type of gathering space and, with this, a new way to relate to form, matter, representation, and agency. The spatial model is made as a open air gathering space for the neighborhoods Brownsville, East New York, and Canarsie. Respectively also the only three neighborhoods in Brooklyn that are not gentrifying. Brooklyn boasts many eye-catching buildings, but there are hardly any iconic architectural representations in these three neighborhoods with predominantly project housing. The sunsets at Canarsie Piers, the colorful street murals and the famous street basketball court the Hole in Brownsville, were taken as a starting point. The two distinct sides of the souvenir represent an at times tough and inaccessible part of the city, but also the vibrancy of the people that live in an architectural wasteland, but who still are able to create culture that spreads beyond the confines of their neighborhood.
       
     
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 The installation Counterspace was designed in collaboration with Inna Vision for the exhibition New New York Icons at the Storefront for Art and Architecture. The installation takes the issue of the ongoing erasure of identity in the 21stcentury city as a starting point. It is a critical approach to the shifting and complex iconography of the city and its goal is to introduce a new type of gathering space and, with this, a new way to relate to form, matter, representation, and agency. The spatial model is made as a open air gathering space for the neighborhoods Brownsville, East New York, and Canarsie. Respectively also the only three neighborhoods in Brooklyn that are not gentrifying. Brooklyn boasts many eye-catching buildings, but there are hardly any iconic architectural representations in these three neighborhoods with predominantly project housing. The sunsets at Canarsie Piers, the colorful street murals and the famous street basketball court the Hole in Brownsville, were taken as a starting point. The two distinct sides of the souvenir represent an at times tough and inaccessible part of the city, but also the vibrancy of the people that live in an architectural wasteland, but who still are able to create culture that spreads beyond the confines of their neighborhood.
       
     

The installation Counterspace was designed in collaboration with Inna Vision for the exhibition New New York Icons at the Storefront for Art and Architecture. The installation takes the issue of the ongoing erasure of identity in the 21stcentury city as a starting point. It is a critical approach to the shifting and complex iconography of the city and its goal is to introduce a new type of gathering space and, with this, a new way to relate to form, matter, representation, and agency. The spatial model is made as a open air gathering space for the neighborhoods Brownsville, East New York, and Canarsie. Respectively also the only three neighborhoods in Brooklyn that are not gentrifying. Brooklyn boasts many eye-catching buildings, but there are hardly any iconic architectural representations in these three neighborhoods with predominantly project housing. The sunsets at Canarsie Piers, the colorful street murals and the famous street basketball court the Hole in Brownsville, were taken as a starting point. The two distinct sides of the souvenir represent an at times tough and inaccessible part of the city, but also the vibrancy of the people that live in an architectural wasteland, but who still are able to create culture that spreads beyond the confines of their neighborhood.