Following the Covid-19 pandemic and #BLM protests in June 2020, most NYC businesses barricaded their shopfronts with plywood. This material was destined for landfill once it had served its temporary purpose. With a mission to find a second use for the plywood, re-ply’s initiative was to create a cost-effective and recycled ‘kit-of-parts’ for outdoor dining, to assist NYC’s cherished restaurants, cafés and bars to safely reopen during the midst of the pandemic. re-ply has since helped NYC restaurants and businesses build architecturally designed outdoor seating, structures and pop-ups.
1. Installation + outdoor exhibition
NeueHouse is a co-working space and cultural home for creatives, innovators and thought leaders. In October 2020, re-ply worked with NeueHouse to design and build the Longhouse, their outdoor working and dining space. Earlier this year NeueHouse commissioned artist David Ellis to add an art layer that continues Longhouse’s inception of re-purposed materials and layered structural rhythms. David Ellis’ “recollection remix” is printed on the roof of the Longhouse.
The Longhouse will be open for public for the entire length of the festival, and will house an outdoor exhibition to show and tell the story of re-ply.
2. Talk + panel discussion
Nick Flutter and Nikita Notowidigdo of re-ply will be presenting more detail on the re-ply journey, followed with a panel discussion about post-covid urbanism.
Learn more at https://re-ply.org/.