“Letters to the Mayor” at Storefront for Art and Architecture

By danielle

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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio was thanked by Brooklyn urban designer Mitch McEwen for “his grassroots approach to NYC governance” and “his focus on affordable housing…” This note, along with 49 others written to political leaders around the world, is part of a new exhibit at the Storefront for Art and Architecture. ¬†Entitled “Letters to the Mayor,” it is a compilation of briefs, facts, desires and dreams for the construction of our cities foundations and horizons. Each letter provides a space of reflection for the architect to present ideas and methodologies and express some of the concerns that might contribute to action within the political spheres.

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Letters to the Mayor also presents the 18 finalists of the Competition of Competitions – a project that launched in 2013 that invited interdisciplinary teams of architects, artists, economists, philosophers, writers and citizens at large to formulate their visions of the future of architecture and cities in the form of a competition brief.

The exhibit is accompanied by a visually stunning wallpaper by George Venson of Voutsa. We met him for the first time at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show and immediately fell in love with his work.

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The exhibit is open through May 24.

 

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