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Posted by the editors on Friday, 15 October 2010
An aerial photo of Michael Maltzan’s Inner-City Arts (the white buildings) in Los Angeles, in the MoMA exhibition “Small Scale, Big Change: New Architectures of Social Engagement”
image: Joshua Bright for The New York Times
Nicolai Ouroussoff has written a very interesting and sincerely felt article entitled “Real-Life Design: Erecting Solutions to Social Problems” in the Art & Design section of The New York Times looking at “Small Scale, Big Change: New Architectures of Social Engagement,” an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City (through Jan. 3, 2011; (212) 708-9400, moma.org). “The show, which looks at 11 projects around the world that have had major social impacts despite modest budgets and sizes, is a rebuttal to the familiar complaint that the profession is too focused on aesthetic experimentation and not enough on the lives of ordinary people,” itself, is wonderful, encouraging, and must be seen. We need more of this.
Very good slideshow, here.
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