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Scaffolding is both a noun and a verb, object and action. Beyond its role in the construction industry, it is frequently used to erect temporary theaters, create set designs, and support various modes of performance. This lecture explores scaffolding as a conceptual and technical element, as well as its relationship to bodies and space.

This program is presented as part of Performa 2017 and is a program of Scaffolding on view at the Center for Architecture through January 18, 2018.

Jonathan Kirschenfeld, AIA,
Principal, Jonathan Kirschenfeld Architect PC; Founder,Institute for Public Architecture
Nicholas Leahy, AIA, LEED AP,
Principal, Perkins Eastman
Ralph Lemon, Director, Choreographer, Writer, Visual Artist, and Curator
Elizabeth Streb,  Choreographer, Performer, MacArthur “Genius” Award-winner

Greg Barton, Curator, Scaffolding

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Organized by
Center for Architecture
  • Scaffolding is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

  • Scaffolding is supported in part by a grant from the Graham Foundation.

  • Scaffolding is made possible in part by the 2017 AIA New York President’s Circle:

  • Sponsors

    Amy Smith & John Berylson Charitable Foundation; FXFOWLE; Langan; New York University; Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects; Robert A.M. Stern Architects; Sciame; Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP; Zetlin & DeChiara

  • Supporters

    AKF Group; Capalino + Company; Ennead Architects LLP; Hill | West Architects; JFK&M Consulting Group; Kohn Pederson Fox; Mancini Duffy; Marvel Architects; Ricci Greene Associates; Riverside Builders; Shawmut Design & Construction; Silman; Studios Architecture

  • Friends

    Eurostruct; Nick Jordache; Kelly Klein; Levien & Company; NADAAA; Jim Panichella; Benjamin Prosky; Jennifer Sage; Sharon Davis Design; Spacesmith; Thornton Tomasetti; Nick Villani; Henry Zachary

    This exhibition is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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