Public Summer w/ KIT + NYCE Carnival opens for the kids July 10th – grown-ups’ reception July 17th

SUPERFRONT is proud to invite you to PUBLIC SUMMER with KIT and NYC Explorers’ Carnival with special reception July 17th 6pm – 9pm.

Hoop canopy installation by KIT in the backyard of SUPERFRONT

Celebrate PUBLIC SUMMER at SUPERFRONT with installation architect KIT July 17th Saturday 6pm – 9pm.

Join SUPERFRONT, KIT, and the NY City Explorers to celebrate the opening of this project with a reception (for grown ups) on Saturday July 17th 6pm – 9pm. Also opening the same evening in the gallery is the group exhibit Artists Who Play Well With Architects. The reception will feature live music with saxophonist Nick Lyons at 6pm, DJ Hott Mess at 7:30pm, and beverages for sale all evening.  No cover.

The first annual Public Summer program, developed from the theme of Temporary Publics, features a jury-selected installation designed by KIT, a young New York collective of designers.  This outdoor installation for the local community group NYC Explorers has been constructed by KIT with support from SUPERFRONT and volunteers.  The installation incorporates over 400 hula hoops, as well as found and discarded materials.

KIT’s scheme, which features hundreds of hula hoops forming a connected canopy, was selected by the Sketch 120: Temporary Publics jury comprised of DJ /rupture, nArchitects, and Slade Architecture.  The Sketch 120: Temporary Publics charrette was produced in partnership with Design in 5, a program of the Architectural League NY, with additional support from Brooklyn Arts Council and

Childrens’ activities throughout Public Summer are free and coordinated by NY City Explorers Carnival, a project by NY City Explorers, a local small business that offers a wide variety of family programs and services throughout NYC.

KIT is comprised of designers Lauren Page, Phil Kuehne, Justin Foster, and Read Langworthy. The quartet, a combination of academic and professional associations, has a passion for public design and social infrastructure. All are recent graduates from Bachelors of Architecture programs and they currently live, work, and play in New York City.

NY City Explorers (NYCE) is a Brooklyn-based family enrichment center created by Kisha Edwards-Gandsy & Keyanna Murrill that provides classes, camps, childcare, two indoor play spaces, and party planning for families throughout NYC. The NYCE Carnival at SUPERFRONT aims to provide safe, carnival style atmosphere complete with scheduled films, games, contests, healthy food vendor sampling, and creative family programming.

Nick Lyons is a Brooklyn-based improvising alto saxophonist. He fronts a trio with bassist Adam Lane and drummer John Wagner, and has performed solo and in collaboration with pianists Connie Crothers and Carol Liebowitz, vocalist Cheryl Richards, and guitarist Adam Caine.

The PUBLIC SUMMER project has been achieved with the funding and/or materials support of the following organizations and individuals:

Design in 5/The Architectural League of New York (competition sponsors), Mark Gardner, Betty Webb, Shinique Smith, Sarah Millsaps, and suckerPUNCHdaily.

SUPERFRONT’s mission is to support, promote, and produce radically contemporary art and architecture, while fostering creative interdisciplinary exchange. This mission is achieved through exhibits, publications, panels, and projects that, while focused on architecture, also concern art, performance, media and social science. Since January 2008, SUPERFRONT has invited students, emerging architects, designers, visual artists, and performance artists to engage in a public forum that raises awareness of contemporary architectural practice and theory.


Nicole McGlinn,
Project Manager, SUPERFRONT

Mitch McEwen
Executive Director, SUPERFRONT

Lauren Page
Designer, KIT

Phil Kuehne
Designer, KIT

Justin Foster
Designer, KIT

Read Langworthy
Designer, KIT

Lilly Fuks
Project Intern, SUPERFRONT

Melissa Frost,
Gallery Intern, SUPERFRONT

Sarah Millsaps,
Engineering Consultant, SUPERFRONT

Kisha Edwards-Gandsy
Co-Owner, NY City Explorers

Keyanna Murrill
Co-Owner, NY City Explorers

Design and Construction Volunteers:
Jack Bader
Rodrigo Balarezo
Alex Baumel
Cristina Greavu
Elizabeth MacWillie
Scott Miller
Viren Patel
Shinjinee Pathak
Herbert Ramirez
Rian Rooney
Aviva Rubin
William Serbin
Irmak Turan


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