Education & Outreach

Art (Inter)Actions, Fall 2012
with Parsons The New School for Design, School of Design Strategies

Urban Core Project, Instructor, SRDJAN JOVANOVIC WEISS

The focus of this course is to research, analyze, conceptualize and produce a singular, physical, urban scale model for the alternative vision of SPURA, Lower East Side of New York.

SPURA urban development is the most contested ground for New York City’s direct engagement in the design of the future of one of the longest negotiations between government, investors and community. An agreement was reached in the Spring of 2012 when the community board agreed to 40% / 60% proportion between what is considered affordable housing for sale in New York and commercial housing. The City of New York issued the Request for Proposals for the master plan of SPURA, which concluded in September.

This course developed alternative models for urban design SPURA, based on, but not limited to:
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