HETEROTOPIA | VENICE BIENNALE POP-UP EVENT
Re-reading Delirious New York in Venice:
First published in 1978, Rem Koolhaas’s ‘Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan’ has been widely translated and has gained mythic status among Students, Architects, Urban Planners, Theorists, Filmmakers, and anyone who is fascinated with the continuing evolution of New York City.
Examining the vast Architectural Survey in Venice, we speculated about how to format a postscript to Delirious New York (1978-2014). While that question is still up in the air, it might be possible to shed light on late 20th Century and early 21st Century developments in New York City, and its global reverberations.
Applying Michel Foucault’s concept of Other Spaces and the theme from Perspecta 47: MONEY, the proposed Pop-Up Event entitled HETEROTOPIA highlights New York City’s drive towards modernization and architectural innovation from 1914 – 2014.