SPACEBUSTER’s first stop in New York is at The Clemente, to discuss how art and architecture address issues of resilience and respond to natural disasters.
Addressing issues of migration, recent humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean, and the role of architecture in the response to natural disasters, In Response to Hurricanes features writer and architecture critic, Niklas Maak, presenting his take on “emergency architecture”. The presentation will be followed by responses from urban strategist, Amy Chester, and Marcelo López-Dinardi, who trained as an architect in Puerto Rico, contextualizing the conversation around the current aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, and its connotations in relation to the social context and geo-political status of Puerto Rico vis-a-vis the US.
Niklas Maak (Harvard University)
Amy Chester (Managing Director, Rebuild by Design)
Marcelo López-Dinardi Partner, (A(n) Office)
Moderated by Carlos Mínguez Carrasco (Curator, Storefront For Art + Architecture)