WORK Architecture Company is pleased to announce that their new
book Above the Pavement — The Farm! has been
published by Princeton Architectural Press. WORKac was founded in
2003 by Amale Andraos (B.Arch. 1996) and Dan
Forty years after French protestors took to the streets with the rallying cry "Sous les pavés, la plage!" (Beneath the pavement, the beach!), a new form of radical expression took shape at MoMA's P.S.1 courtyard in Queens. Above the Pavement — The Farm! reveals the groundbreaking efforts of WORKac and their team of more than 150 collaborators—farmers, politicians, soil scientists, engineers, students, and artists—to create a new type of sustainable urban infrastructure. With contributions by artist and agricultural activist Fritz Haeg, architectural historian Meredith TenHoor, architect Winy Maas, and head chef Michael Anthony of the Gramercy Tavern.
In celebration, there will be a panel discussion at the Horticultural Society on Wednesday, June 23, 2010.