Ecotones: Mitigating NYC’s Contentious Sites

Ecotones are transition zones between adjacent ecosystems. In urban environments they emerge as contentious sites located between disparate or opposing forces: where industry meets the river; where community uses and industrial uses collide; where public and private interests merge. These areas are often the unconsidered result of infrastructural improvements and building developments, yet have the potential to be critical cultural and ecological mitigators.

The projects in this exhibition, curated by Tricia Martin, show us how sustainable practices, and in particular, the collecting, cleansing, and reclaiming of water, can be used to mediate conflicting circumstances, integrating technical solutions with the social and cultural considerations that make for vibrant urban spaces.

Graphic Design: PS NY
Exhibition Design: Moorhead&Moorhead
Exhibition Photos: Bjorn Wallander

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