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PS1 and Volkswagen to Open Relief Center in the Rockaways

Over the past few weeks, MoMA PS1 director Klaus Biesenbach has been vocal about the need for rebuilding in the storm-damaged Rockaways. Now, after a successful benefit (DJed by Animal Collective and Chromeo) Friday night at Art Basel Miami Beach, Biesenbach has announced the construction of a geodesic dome, similar to the one in PS1's courtyard, on the Queens peninsula. The dome is sponsored by Volkswagen, and will also be a part of the upcoming exhibition Expo 1: New York. According to an e-mail Biesenbach sent out this morning,

the geodesic dome will not only serve as a relief center throughout the winter months

but also provide architects, artists and scientists a platform to discuss how to rebuild

the vulnerable part of new york after the changed climate conditions, 

and provide a meeting point in one of the hardest hit areas in new york.

For more information about the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance, visit their website.

Image of the PS1 performance dome by Jules Antonio on Flickr.

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