American Institute of Architecture Exhibition

Broadway: 1000 Steps was exhibited at American Institute of Architect New York Chapter!

Cited from the website of AIA NY Chapter:


March 7 – April 10, 2013
An exhibition about the planning, design, research, and framework for the upcoming BROADWAY: 1000 Steps – a project by Mary Miss to decode our urban environment and make sustainability tangible through the arts.


Our everyday is now more than ever characterized by endless challenges. A rapidly growing global population, natural resources stretched to their limits, and climate change pervades our daily experience. City as Living Laboratory asks: How can we help foster and perpetuate roles for artists and designers to shape and bring attention to the pressing issues of our times?


BROADWAY: 1000 Steps, a project initiated by Mary Miss / City as Living Laboratory (MM/CaLL), seeks to establish New York City’s iconic avenue as its ‘green’ corridor where current and planned sustainability initiatives can be made tangible and accessible to every citizen at street level. The long-term goal is to create a framework to incrementally transform Broadway through a series of projects by artists, designers, and creative thinkers in collaboration with scientists and citizens that reveal our connections to and our dependence upon the resources supplied by the natural environment.


The exhibition presented the initial steps that have been taken to map issues along the length of Broadway and the Toolkit, designed by Miss, to reveal these issues. Also represented are voices of community leaders, local citizens, and expert scientists who have helped guide the CaLL team as well as research and proposals by over 100 students from Boston Architectural College, Columbia University, City College of New York, Marymount Manhattan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Parsons The New School for Design, Pennsylvania State University, Pratt Institute, and University of Virginia.



Special Thanks to:
Karen Van Lengen, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Architecture, University of Virginia, Director of the Academic Initiative for Broadway 1000 Steps
Ray Gastil, Chair in Design Innovation and Visiting Professor, H. Campbell and Eleanor R. Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Penn State


Curatorial and Exhibition Design Team:
Mary Miss
Olivia Georgia
Stacey Anderson
Sarah Hollars
Kiersten Jennings Chou
Charita Patamikakorn
Ismaelly Peña
Tania Doles
Hsiang-Sheng Huang


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Mary Miss / City as Living Laboratory has received critical support from:
Mary Miss Studio
349 Greenwich Street
New York, New York 10013