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How is scaffolding used in response to emergency situations? Quickly deployed and configurable to myriad contexts, scaffolding performs a vital role in stabilizing damaged structures, constructing new shelters, and providing temporary forms of access. This discussion presents both local and international case studies in order to draw attention to and expand the possibilities of scaffolding as a tool to help mitigate crises and assist in disaster relief efforts.
This program is presented as part of Scaffolding on view at the Center for Architecture through January 18, 2018.

Kevin Kennon, AIA, Founder, Kevin Kennon Architects
More to be announced

Cynthia Barton, Disaster Housing Recovery Program Manager, New York City Emergency Management Department

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Organized by
Center for Architecture
  • Underwriters
  • Patrons

    Elise Jaffe and Jeffrey Brown

  • President's Circle

    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.

    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.

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

  • Grants and Public Funding

    Scaffolding is supported in part by a grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.

    Scaffolding is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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

Monday, 12/04
6pm to 8pm
Center for Architecture
Member: Free
Student with Valid ID: Free
General Public: $10
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