Fallow City

Fallow City

Berenika Boberska

March 15 to April 10, 2011

WUHO, 6518 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA

Hours: Daily 1pm to 6pm (Thursday until 8pm)

[NB: Special hours for this exhibition.]

Fallow City is an intervention in the typical fabric of suburbia, in the monoculture of private spaces and cultivated dreams.

Taking the current crisis of the suburbs as a chance, and the most extreme situation of Detroit as its site, the project aims to develop new scenarios and new typologies for the emerging fallow cityscapes.  The interventions propose more imaginative and public ways of using or mis-using the suburban forms.

A fallow season creates an interruption where unusual uses and forms can flourish.

The Collective Model of a near future Detroit shows a series of proposals for transformations of the generic suburban fabric: using a much thinner density and repurposing the structures of foreclosed homes to weave in more playful

and public uses.

This project has been a team collaboration spanning the disciplines art, architecture and engineering at the University of Virginia – as part of an Artist Residency at The McIntire Department of Art. Corporate sponsorship has been provided by BP Solar and Konarka Technologies. It would not have been possible without the help of many student volunteers at both University of Virginia and Woodbury School of Architecture.

Berenika Boberska

Design Team:

Seth Porcello                                    House Lantern

Jessica Brown                        House Cosey

Sonia Brenner                        Roof Landscape, Up-side-down Frame

Jinhui Huang                                    City Web

Rachel Callagan                        Feral House

Sonia Brenner                        Feral House

Emily Nelson                                    Desire Lines

Berenika Boberska                        Solar Tower, Solar Thicket

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