A non-profit organization dedicated to experimental design, creative exchange, and promoting contemporary architecture for an interdisciplinary world.

PUBLIC SUMMER 2012: Call for Community Entries

Category : Brooklyn, Public Summer 2012 Mar 27th, 2012
Governors Island, available at

SUPERFRONT would like to partner with an organization who could use a semi-outdoor space this summer to develop innovative public programming for Public Summer 2012.

Click here for more detailed information and to submit your proposal.
All entries will be considered on a rolling basis. Entries received before April 15, 2012 will be given priority.

SUPERFRONT Public Summer 2012 will explore the future and function of the public library in the urban terrain. How can our libraries be re-imagined to best create a public mecca for its residents? We will create a meeting place and a site for action for the exchange of ideas.  The goal is to examine the possibilities of temporary structure, visible and invisible, and to seek social solutions in new and unexpected ways during a protracted economic downturn. How might one operate not only in uncertain times but as a matter of principle?

We are accepting proposals from local non-profits, community groups, individual artists, arts programs, artist collectives, and other civic-minded groups to work within this context. The 1,000 sq ft temporary space will be constructed on Governors Island in partnership with FIGMENT by a group of emerging architects.

The SUPERFRONT Public Summer space will be free and open to the public from approximately July 14 through September 23rd from 10am-6pm on Saturdays and Sundays only. Please note that all programs, before being confirmed, will be cleared with FIGMENT and the Trust for Governors Island.

Please click here for more detailed information and to fill out the quick form to be considered!

Please email andrea(at)superfront(dot)org with additional proposal materials or questions.