CROWN HEIGHTS PARTICIPATORY URBANISM opens at LaunchPad Friday April 22nd 6pm – 8pm

SUPERFRONT is proud to announce the opening of CROWN HEIGHTS PARTICIPATORY URBANISM, an exhibition of the work of Manuel Avila, SUPERFRONT Architect-in-Residence 2011.

Friday April 22nd 6pm – 8pm
721 Franklin Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238

CROWN HEIGHTS PARTICIPATORY URBANISM is the culmination of a nomadic research project by Manuel Avila, SUPERFRONT Brooklyn’s 2011 Architect-in-Residence. The project takes a landscape urbanism approach to rethink residual spaces adjacent to the Franklin Avenue shuttle train. Avila’s notion of Participatory Urbanism is founded on the idea of creating a common ground for residents, business owners, governmental entities and local community organizations to collaborate in the imagination of pluralistic public spaces. More info here.

Manuel Avila is an urban designer and a resident of the the Crown Heights neighborhood since 2008. An independent jury of New York architects and artists selected Manuel Avila’s proposal from a talented pool of New York based applicants.

The Architect-in-Residence program and this exhibit are achieved with the generous support of First Pacific Advisors, LLC, Brian Slocum, Ada Tolla, Mark Gardner and the SUPERFRONT Board of Directors, as well as exhibit production support from Jaklitsch / Gardner Architects.