We Are All Here, Now is a series of pavilions that establish unique social spaces and create a sense of connection at the site of the PS1 Warm Up series. The four independent structures stand as a unified set, deploying the power of abstract symbols to evoke thresholds and architectonic elements that establish a collective environment that is at once familiar and pleasantly strange.

 

Reflecting a desire for social exchange, We Are All Here, Now engages signs and symbols from our collective memory to encourage shared perceptions. From the welcoming gate that mists visitors with water to the Ha Ha Ha Pavilion, which projects sunlight through stencils that spell out the words “Ha, Ha, Ha,” a malleable form of laughter and joy, each structure utilizes and reconfigures our expectations of architectural experiences. Following their time at MoMA PS1, the individual pavilions will be separated and recombined as they travel to a host of new locations.

Lead Design Ania Jaworska

Design Team Zach Osterowski, Elnaz Rafati, Eugene Murphy, Janelle Schmidt, Lucasz Wojnicz, Tyler Lausch, Wil Natzel, Hannah Winders, Meghan Quigley

Fabrication Charlie O'Geen, Various volunteers from LTU & UIC

"MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program"

MoMA PS1, New York, 2017

 

Competition submission

Material Re-used scaffolding, Large scale shade fabric,
Metal posts, Signage posts

Size varies

Components 4

We Are All Here, Now

“Just like Memphis members, Jaworska freely mixes materials, colors, and textures with historical references, such as the small diamond-shaped voids of the tables’ mesh, which unexpectedly harmonize with the pattern of the dining room’s historic ceilings.” - Sarah Rogers Morris, Pin-Up
ANIA JAWORSKA & ASSOCIATES
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ANIA JAWORSKA & ASSOCIATES
ANIA JAWORSKA & ASSOCIATES