SUPERFRONT introduces new initiative and spring program series starting April 29, 2014
Introducing Public – a new initiative and spring program series starting April 29, 2014. Public No.1: A biweekly networking, knowledge sharing, and skill building mixer for those experimenting in the public realm.
Join us for Public No.1 at 7:30pm, Tuesday April 29, 2014 at Freeman Space, 155 Freeman Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222. G to Greenpoint Avenue.
Hello from the edge. The edge is a space of publicness—an invitation to struggle and debate. The edge of art, architecture, and design is where we discover and test new ideas, experiment, collaborate, and innovate.
To celebrate and explore the edge SUPERFRONT is please to launch Public, a new initiative which will guide the organization’s 2014 competitions, public programs, and services to investigate key questions of ‘public’ in the city and emerging design practices. The critical need for designers to play a role in shaping the public realm has been well established as civic responsibility and the social impact design movement continue to grow. Public will focus on the realities of what it means to design with and for publics, identify and better understand the strategies and tactics of this work, and actualize a public of the designers, artists, activists, and everyday community members engaged in this field.
SUPERFRONT is launching Public with a biweekly mixer series for those experimenting in and on the public edge of art and architecture beginning 7:30pm, Tuesday April 29, 2014 at Freeman Space, 155 Freeman Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222.
Each mixer will feature an open dialogue with emerging and established innovators to share projects, ideas, strategies, and tactics with like-minded individuals and groups practicing civic design. The mixers will serve as a critical platform for young and emerging designers to share success stories and resources, network and learn, and ultimately collaborate on new projects in the pursuit of Public.
Want to share your work at a mixer? If your work expands the definition of design for the public, or blurs the distinction of art and architecture in public, we want to have you showcase your work! All emerging artists, architects, and designers welcome! Email Stephen Klimek at
email@example.com with your name and a sample of the work you’d like to present.
SUPERFRONT will showcase these projects on our website and new monthly newsletter From the Edge where we will be also be connecting you with the many other people, projects, and organizations probing the edges of architecture. Be sure to check out the rest of our new website and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more news and the latest updates on Public.
SUPERFRONT charts this blurry edge by fostering creative interdisciplinary exchange through exhibits, publications, conversations, and temporary built projects. Founded by Mitch McEwen, SUPERFRONT was born out of the 2008 financial crisis and the emerging mandate for architecture to operate in a greater capacity with other disciplines. Celebrating five years of success we are dedicated more than ever to our fundamental mission to not only facilitate experimental architecture but to operate as a new kind of organization. Our work serves as a vehicle for exploring the edge as a frontier, promoting, supporting, and at times creates these architectures of the edge. Our work pushes and blurs the edges of architecture, design, and the arts—from inside out and from the outside in—to create new models of thinking and working for a more interdisciplinary world.