Photo Credit: Jesse Untracht-Oakner
Part of the Street Program
The ceiling of Davidson Rafailidis’s “MirrorMirror” tents reflects the cityscape and human activity on the ground, offering a more dynamic, intensified view of street life and the IDEAS CITY Festival. From the exterior, the tent “roofs” draw the public’s attention more directly to the architecture of downtown Manhattan—a feature that poetically addresses the Festival’s overarching objective to raise consciousness of the potential that surrounds us in the urban environment. Tours will be leaving from the Shared Tour Hub in Sara D. Roosevelt Park.
Davidson Rafailidis, led by Stephanie Davidson and Georg Rafailidis of Buffalo, New York, won the 2013 IDEAS CITY Street Architecture Prize with “MirrorMirror.” Organized by Storefront for Art and Architecture and the New Museum, the Prize is awarded to an interdisciplinary team with the most innovative project for a temporary outdoor structure to be built as part of IDEAS CITY. “MirrorMirror” premiered at the second IDEAS CITY Festival on Saturday May 4, 2013.
The 2011 Prize winner—“The Worms,” by the New York City–based designers Family and PlayLab—will also be presented during the 2015 street program.