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Agustin Schang

http://www.agustinschang.com

300 8th Ave, Brooklyn, United States of America
Agustin Schang is an architect and cultural producer based in New York. He had collaborated in multiple projects with procedures institutions such as Chicago Architecture Biennial, Columbia GSAPP, New Museum, The Shed, Emily Harvey Foundation, Leslie-Lohman Museum, Americas Society, and Fundacion Proa Bs As. He is the former programmer of the GSAPP Incubator and associate producer of The Mile-Long Opera, a citywide project conceived by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Friends of the High Line.

Ways of Treating Buildings In Order to See Them


Ways of Treating Buildings In Order to See Them


How can architecture help activate spaces, history, and communities through a variety of formats, programs, planning, and cultural production infiltration?
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  • Site-specific cases

In 1974, George Maciunas, the Fluxus' founder, helped a group of artists acquire the 537 Broadway building in New York. The site became a base for an artists' community that worked outside the conventional borders of the art system. A compact space was created for the Fluxus diaspora, a site for experiments, where music, poetry, video and performance can still be seen and heard today. Using cultural infiltration this project explores a unique site and the events that took place in it. The blurred division between art and life, the impossible permanence of certain artistic works in designated spaces, early experimental events –all of these were considered as the departure point to examine the multiple overlapping at 537 Broadway. 'Ways of Treating…' focuses on different archival, caring, and affection readings. Numerous tools for biographical, archeological, public, and personal provocations helped understand how a dormant building could be activated for a liminal interval of time.


537 Broadway

537 Broadway

The EHF Dinner Series, 2013-2015

Ways of Treating Buildings in Order to See Them, 2015

EHF Collection Exhibition, Public Program, 2017

Ways of Treating Buildings In Order to See Them


Ways of Treating Buildings In Order to See Them


How can architecture help activate spaces, history, and communities through a variety of formats, programs, planning, and cultural production infiltration?
File under
Type of project
  • Site-specific cases

In 1974, George Maciunas, the Fluxus' founder, helped a group of artists acquire the 537 Broadway building in New York. The site became a base for an artists' community that worked outside the conventional borders of the art system. A compact space was created for the Fluxus diaspora, a site for experiments, where music, poetry, video and performance can still be seen and heard today. Using cultural infiltration this project explores a unique site and the events that took place in it. The blurred division between art and life, the impossible permanence of certain artistic works in designated spaces, early experimental events –all of these were considered as the departure point to examine the multiple overlapping at 537 Broadway. 'Ways of Treating…' focuses on different archival, caring, and affection readings. Numerous tools for biographical, archeological, public, and personal provocations helped understand how a dormant building could be activated for a liminal interval of time.


537 Broadway

537 Broadway

The EHF Dinner Series, 2013-2015

Ways of Treating Buildings in Order to See Them, 2015

EHF Collection Exhibition, Public Program, 2017


Idea by

Agustin Schang
300 8th Ave
Brooklyn
United States of America
Agustin Schang is an architect and cultural producer based in New York. He had collaborated in multiple projects with procedures institutions such as Chicago Architecture Biennial, Columbia GSAPP, New Museum, The Shed, Emily Harvey Foundation, Leslie-Lohman Museum, Americas Society, and Fundacion Proa Bs As. He is the former programmer of the GSAPP Incubator and associate producer of The Mile-Long Opera, a citywide project conceived by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Friends of the High Line.