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Home for All (Shapes of Idealisms) 

New York, NY
The Storefront for Art & Architecture
Completed, September 2017
Nahyun Hwang, David Eugin Moon, Stephanie Hamilton, Stella Ioannidou, Justin Kollar, Eugene Murphy, Coco Ke Shi  

The expansive terrain of Queens has been the testing grounds for the ideals that are too wild for the tightly gridded island of Manhattan. Freed from the logics of maximum efficiency and density, Queens embraces all dreams and visions in a loose yet interconnected assemblage. Home for All (Shapes of Idealisms) catalogs these multifarious idealisms through the representation of selected form(at)s of homes and communities found in the contemporary Queens Community Board 6 and the area’s collective memories. The collection articulates more pronounced urban forms - from the halved Garden City of “Real Good Homes” to the winding private streets in Forest Hill - while bringing forward less readily visible spaces such as illegally converted basement units largely inhabited by new immigrants and low income populations. The installation includes:

1. New Towne (1665-)
2. The Gardens (1909-)
3. The Crescents (1925-)
4. Trylon and Perisphere (1939)
6. & 7. Square, Towers, and Arches (1912-)
8. Towers in the Park (1971-)
9. House in the Park (1971-)
10. McMansion
11 & 12. The Undergrounds (-2017-)
13. Plinth and the Tower (2015-)
14. Sanctuary (2017-)
15. RBB Right of Way (1877-1962, 1962-)
16. Home for All (2017. NHDM Proposal)

Home for All (Shapes of Idealisms) was commissioned for the 2017 exhibit Souvenirs: New New York Icons at the Storefront for Art & Architecture. 


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