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  7. MOMA PS1 Rockaway Call for Ideas Winning Proposal / Matter

MOMA PS1 Rockaway Call for Ideas Winning Proposal / Matter

MOMA PS1 Rockaway Call for Ideas Winning Proposal / Matter

Inspired by Chris Marker's 'photo-roman' La Jetée, this selected entry for the MOMA PS1 Rockaway Call for Ideas by Matter Architecture Practice is is a fictional story of a real place. The Narrator speaks a remembrance presented as being that of her daughter (now growing up in New York) in the year 2096, when she will be 90 years old. The image of this daughter as an old woman is one taken by the Narrator of her grandmother - or the daughter's great-grandmother -on a boat, in New York, when she was 90 years old. More architects' description after the break.

The daughter's recollected grandmother, appearing as a young girl with her sister, really is her grandmother - the Narrator's mother – taken on the beach in New York. So is a cycle of space and time, where our future is also our past, achieved by letting it go.

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  • Location

    New York, United States
  • Team

    Sandra Wheeler, Alfred Zollinger, Chelsea Crisfulli, Samuel Weston
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Cite: Alison Furuto. "MOMA PS1 Rockaway Call for Ideas Winning Proposal / Matter" 26 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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