Shared Spaces: Architectural Projects by Philip Poon
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When 13 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
Where Pearl River Mart
395 Broadway
New York, NY 10013
United States

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 13, 5-7pm

Shared Spaces is an invitation to imagine how people of diverse backgrounds might share the same physical space, particularly Manhattan’s Chinatown. Using large scale models and images, architect Philip Poon explores architecture’s role in shaping worlds in which those with differing viewpoints, values, and experiences might coincide, and the possible conflicts — and harmonies — that come with that. Three projects will be on display: a proposed Chinatown gateway, a monument to humanitarian Keshia Thomas, and photo-collages documenting Chinatown’s changing landscape.

Philip Poon is an architect based in New York City. After studying architecture at Rice University and English Literature at Columbia University, Philip worked as an architect in Japan, the Netherlands, and Switzerland before completing his Masters of Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design in 2018, where his design thesis was “The New Chinese-American restaurant.” His current interest is finding an architecture that represents minority cultures in an increasingly polarized and segregated America.

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