2018Friedman Benda

From questions about the relevance of place, to our complicated engagement with social media and its culture of vicarious lifestyle, to concerns about cultural appropriation, preservation, and cultural tourism, these two pieces are small explorations into major overlapping themes and questions that have been relevant to the trajectory of contemporary architecture for some time and are increasingly relevant to design at the scale of the object.

Each piece seeks to engage in dialog with a specific place in Manhattan. Both are unsung, culturally significant interiors where the boundaries between art and architecture have been blurred.