New York City is filled with wasted space. With the WASTED SPACE installation, NYU Gallatin students reimagine parking spaces as spaces for parks. A featured project in the NYCxDESIGN festival, WASTED SPACE creates an urban oasis made from trash, framing a future filled with friendly pollinator plants.
WASTED SPACE surprises visitors with a rewilded exterior space emerging from mounds of trash bags.
WASTED SPACE invites visitors to aid the team in converting the space occupied by trash bags into a planted zone, radically transforming black into green.
WASTED SPACE, designed and built by students in Professor Louise Harpman’s Architecture and Urban Design LAB course, is free and open to the public on May 16th from 9 am-5 pm at 1 Washington Place, in front of the NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study.
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