By Amale Andraos, Dan Wood, Winy Maas, Fritz Haeg
Forty years after French protestors took to the streets with the rallying cry Sous les pavs, l. a. plage! (Beneath the pavement, the beach!), a brand new kind of radical expression took form at MoMA's P.S.1 courtyard in Queens, long island. Above the Pavement--the Farm! finds the groundbreaking efforts of structure enterprise WORKac and their staff of greater than one hundred fifty collaborators--farmers, politicians, horticulturists, technicians, soil scientists, engineers, structure scholars, and artists--to create a operating city farm, hoisted 30 toes excessive, utilizing commercial cardboard tubes jam-packed with greater than 50 types of in the neighborhood grown vegetables and fruit. referred to as Public Farm 1 (P.F.1), this new breed of sustainable infrastructure, able to producing its personal strength, recycling rainwater, cultivating plants, and inspiring relaxation, validated that even the main impossibly utopian visions of eco-friendly urban residing are inside our reach.
Above the Pavement--the Farm! offers a tasty variety of rules and matters located on the intersection of structure, urbanism, and foodstuff. that includes a full of life mlange of voices depicting the making of P.F.1--with contributions by way of artist and agricultural activist Fritz Haeg, architectural historian Meredith TenHoor, architect Winy Maas, and head chef Michael Anthony of latest York City's Gramercy Tavern--this booklet introduces a brand new period of ecological pondering and concrete sustenance.
Amale Andraos and Dan wooden are the founders of latest York City-based paintings structure Company.
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