Docklands is an ongoing research, documenting the transition of former harbor areas in different cities. Focusing on the high demand for living near the water the project tries to get a grip on shifting social demographics, waterfront development and similarities within these areas.
With NEW YORK - LOT, the project focuses on Red Hook, Brooklyn, questioning the function of public space within the residential area in Red Hook. An area notorious of a violent history and crime, the neighborhood hasn't developed as quickly as other parts of Brooklyn. The area is known for its empty lots, and has a high level of flood risk. But, also in Red Hook, transition is inevitable.
Through descriptive, highly detailed photographs, LOT questions the function of public space within Red Hook. How do ideas about living in the city reflect the physical state of the street, and what effect does this have on the community? A mix of landscapes, portraits and details of these exteriors reflect the current state of this neighbourhood, with its contrasts and diversity.
LOT has (so far) been exhibited in Miami and Amsterdam.
The publication is available in the SHOP.