Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities Launch

Saturday, October 26, 2013
2:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Uneven Growth, a two-day workshop at MoMA PS1, marks the launch of Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities at The Museum of Modern Art. The exhibition brings together six interdisciplinary teams of researchers and practitioners to examine new architectural possibilities for six global metropolises: Hong Kong, Istanbul, Lagos, Mumbai, New York, and Rio de Janeiro. Following on the same model of the MoMA exhibitions Rising Currents and Foreclosed, each team will develop proposals for a specific city in a series of workshops that occur over the course of a 14-month initiative.

The initial workshop features public presentations and a moderated discussion. The six teams each give brief presentations of previous work and discuss their preliminary responses to the Uneven Growth project brief. The presentations are followed by a discussion moderated by curator Pedro Gadanho, with guest respondents.

The event is free and open to the public. RSVP to

Urban Case Study Teams:
New York: Situ Studio, New York, and Cohabitation Strategies (CohStra), Rotterdam
Rio de Janeiro: RUA Arquitetos, Rio de Janeiro, and MAS Urban Design ETH, Zurich
Mumbai: URBZ, Mumbai, and Pop Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge
Lagos: NLÉ Architects, Lagos, and Inteligencias Colectivas, Madrid
Hong Kong: MAP Office, Hong Kong, and Network Architecture Lab, Columbia University, New York
Istanbul: Superpool, Istanbul, and Atelier d’Architecture Autogérée, Paris



Organized by Pedro Gadanho, Curator, MoMA Department of Architecture and Design.

Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities is organized by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, in collaboration with the Museum of Applied Arts (MAK), Vienna.

This is the third exhibition in the series Issues in Contemporary Architecture, supported by Andre Singer.

The accompanying workshops at MoMA PS1 are made possible by MoMA’s Wallis Annenberg Fund for Innovation in Contemporary Art through the Annenberg Foundation.

Morro do Alemão, Rio de Janeiro. 2012. Photograph by Pedro Rivera, RUA Arquitetos.


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