Public Receptors: Beneath the Skin
This textile installation is by New York Prize Fellow Gabi Schillig, a Berlin-based conceptual artist and architect. The wearable spatial structures mediate between private users and public spaces, provoking new relationships between bodies, clothing, and the built environment. Redefining the garment as tactile architecture, Schillig explores the potential for soft geometries and surface textiles, conventionally associated with individual bodies and human scale, to generate alternative arrangements of social space and modes of interaction in the urban fabric.
Van Alen Institute
30 W. 22nd Street, 6th Floor, NYC
A project of Social Environmental Aesthetics (SEA), architectural models, renderings, drawings, photographs, and ephemera that depict or imagine a vertical farm, urban garden, or green roof are exhibited. Included is an eight-foot-high living green wall by Edmundo Ortega and Dianne Rohrer.
474 Tenth Avenue, NYC
This exhibition explores the varied new uses of felt — a material believed to be one of the earliest techniques for making textiles, made by matting together wool fibers with humidity and friction. Beginning with historic examples of felts, contemporary uses of industrial felt in a range of fields, including product design, fashion, architecture, and home furnishings are on view.
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
2 East 91st Street, NYC