Public Matters: New York Architecture after 9/11
Public Matters: New York Architecture after 9/11

Curated by the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture, Public Matters: New York Architecture after 9/11 examines eleven architectural projects produced during a decade of heightened public discourse on the built environment. Installed in the heavily trafficked cafeteria of Columbia University’s Avery Hall, the exhibition areas are demarcated by a painted blue band running around the public gathering space. Each of the eleven featured projects is shown using a formal photograph of its completed state, as well as through a selection of process documentation on a facing wall. A forty-eight-foot communal table features a typographic surface displaying excerpts of published texts on recent developments in New York. Oriented in alternating directions and set in dialogue with one another, the texts prompt visitors to the cafeteria to engage with the exhibition subject matter and continue the conversation.

2011