© Brett Beyer
The exhibition at the Center for Architecture, Scaffolding, on view from October 2 through January 18, explores the transformative potential of scaffolding, a pervasive but often-maligned element of New York City. The show examines the history and extraordinary applications of scaffolding as a kit-of-parts technology to provide novel forms of inhabitation and access. The exhibition demonstrates how the ubiquitous architectural system lends itself to compelling installations, positioning it as a pragmatic tool for radical architecture and civic engagement. Presented in the Center’s disparate gallery spaces across three levels, OMA New York’s design will disrupt the architectural space through an installation of an exhibition infrastructure, instilling new perspectives of scaffolding and its transformative potential.